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v. drank (drăngk), drunk (drŭngk), drink·ing, drinks
1. To take into the mouth and swallow (a liquid).
2. To swallow the liquid contents of (a vessel): drank a cup of tea.
3. To take in or soak up; absorb: drank the fresh air; spongy earth that drank up the rain.
4. To take in eagerly through the senses or intellect: drank in the beauty of the day.
a. To give or make (a toast).
b. To toast (a person or an occasion, for example): We'll drink your health.
6. To bring to a specific state by drinking alcoholic beverages: drank our sorrows away.
1. To swallow liquid: drank noisily; drink from a goblet.
2. To drink alcoholic beverages: They only drink socially.
3. To salute a person or an occasion with a toast: We will drink to your continued success.
a. A liquid that is fit for drinking; a beverage.
b. An alcoholic beverage, such as a cocktail or beer.
c. Chiefly Southern US See soft drink. tonic
2. An amount of liquid swallowed: took a long drink from the fountain.
3. Liquid for drinking: The host provided food and drink.
4. Excessive or habitual indulgence in alcoholic liquor.
5. Slang A body of water; the sea: The hatch cover slid off the boat and into the drink.
drink the Kool-Aid
To become an unquestioning advocate for a group, cause, or belief.

[Middle English drinken, from Old English drincan; see dhreg- in Indo-European roots.]


pl n
of or relating to alcoholic beverages
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Canadean's, Sports Drinks Consumption (Volume and Growth) Forecast to 2021 - Asia, report is a comprehensive report, covering Sports Drinks consumption in Asia market.
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UKPRwire, Mon Jul 14 2014] Sports Drinks in Belgium by Mintel Global Market Navigator provides you with annual year-end market size data, most recently updated in 2014.
Sports Drinks and Nutrition Bars from the market research firm Packaged Facts, retail sales of sports drinks in the United States will reach $7.
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SIR - It is well established that one of the factors that can help sporting performance is drinking the right amount of the right kind of drink, and there is a range of sports drinks available which are designed to meet the varying requirements of different kinds of exercise ("The sports drink myth: They don't boost energy and can be harmful", Sep 11).
The multimillion dollar industry has used unethical marketing tricks to promote questionable health benefits of sports drinks, the investigative report published on Thursday said.
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Plain water is better than nothing, but sports drinks are probably best," says Dr.