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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 liquors: drank our sorrows away.
1. To swallow liquid: drank noisily; drink from a goblet.
2. To imbibe alcoholic liquors: 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 highball.
c. Chiefly Southern US See soft drink. See Note at tonic.
2. An amount of liquid swallowed: took a long drink from the fountain.
3. Excessive or habitual indulgence in alcoholic liquor.
4. Slang A body of water; the sea: The hatch cover slid off the boat and into the drink.

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


vb, drinks, drinking, drank (dræŋk) or drunk (drʌŋk)
1. to swallow (a liquid); imbibe
2. (tr) to take in or soak up (liquid); absorb: this plant drinks a lot of water.
3. (usually foll by: in) to pay close attention (to); be fascinated (by): he drank in the speaker's every word.
4. (tr) to bring (oneself) into a certain condition by consuming alcohol
5. (often foll by: away) to dispose of or ruin by excessive expenditure on alcohol: he drank away his fortune.
6. (intr) to consume alcohol, esp to excess
7. (when: intr, foll by to) to drink (a toast) in celebration, honour, or hope (of)
8. drink someone under the table to be able to drink more intoxicating beverage than someone
9. drink the health of to salute or celebrate with a toast
10. drink with the flies informal Austral to drink alone
11. liquid suitable for drinking; any beverage
12. alcohol or its habitual or excessive consumption
13. a portion of liquid for drinking; draught
14. (Nautical Terms) the drink informal the sea
[Old English drincan; related to Old Frisian drinka, Gothic drigkan, Old High German trinkan]
ˈdrinkable adj



v. drank, drunk, often, drank, drink•ing, v.i.
1. to take a liquid into the mouth and swallow it.
2. to imbibe alcoholic drinks, esp. habitually or excessively; tipple.
3. to show one's respect, affection, or good wishes for someone or something by a ceremonious swallow of wine or other drink (usu. fol. by to).
4. to take (a liquid) into the mouth and swallow.
5. to take in (a liquid) in any manner; absorb.
6. to take in through the senses, esp. with eagerness and pleasure (often fol. by in).
7. to swallow the contents of (a cup, glass, etc.).
8. to propose or participate in a toast to (a person or thing); toast: to drink one's health.
9. drink up, to drink the whole or rest of (a beverage).
10. any liquid that is swallowed to quench thirst, for nourishment, etc.; beverage.
11. liquor; alcohol.
12. excessive indulgence in alcohol: Drink was his downfall.
13. a swallow or draft of liquid: a drink of water.
14. the drink, a large body of water, as a lake or the ocean: Her teammates threw her in the drink.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English drincan; c. Old Saxon drinkan, Old High German trinchan, Old Norse drekka, Gothic drigkan]
syn: drink, imbibe, sip refer to taking liquids into the mouth. They are also used figuratively in the sense of taking in something through the mind or the senses. drink is the general word: to drink coffee; to drink in the music. imbibe is a more formal word, used most often in a figurative sense but also in reference to liquids, esp. alcohol: to imbibe culture; to imbibe with discretion. sip implies drinking little by little: to sip a soda; to sip the words of Shakespeare.
usage: Confusion tends to arise regarding the forms for the past tense and past participle of drink. The standard past tense is drank: We drank our coffee. The standard past participle is drunk: Who has drunk all the milk? Yet drank has a long and respectable history in English as a past participle: Who has drank all the milk? While this construction still occurs in the speech of some educated persons, it is largely rejected, esp. as a written form. drunk as the past tense (We drunk our coffee) was once a standard variant but is now considered nonstandard, although it sometimes occurs in speech. See also drunk.


Drink can be a verb or a noun.

1. used as a transitive verb

When you drink a liquid, you take it into your mouth and swallow it. The past tense of drink is drank.

You should drink water at every meal.
I drank some of my tea.

The -ed participle is drunk.

He was aware that he had drunk too much coffee.
2. used as an intransitive verb

If you use drink without an object, you are usually talking about drinking alcohol.

You shouldn't drink and drive.

If you say that someone drinks, you mean that they regularly drink too much alcohol.

Her mother drank, you know.

If you say that someone does not drink, you mean that they don't drink alcohol at all.

She doesn't smoke or drink.
3. used as a countable noun

A drink is an amount of liquid that you drink.

I asked her for a drink of water.
Lynne brought me a hot drink.

To have a drink means to spend some time, usually with other people, drinking alcoholic drinks.

I'm going to have a drink with some friends this evening.

Drinks usually refers to alcoholic drinks.

The drinks were served in the sitting room.
4. used as an uncountable noun

Drink is alcohol.

There was plenty of food and drink at the party.


Past participle: drunk
Gerund: drinking

I drink
you drink
he/she/it drinks
we drink
you drink
they drink
I drank
you drank
he/she/it drank
we drank
you drank
they drank
Present Continuous
I am drinking
you are drinking
he/she/it is drinking
we are drinking
you are drinking
they are drinking
Present Perfect
I have drunk
you have drunk
he/she/it has drunk
we have drunk
you have drunk
they have drunk
Past Continuous
I was drinking
you were drinking
he/she/it was drinking
we were drinking
you were drinking
they were drinking
Past Perfect
I had drunk
you had drunk
he/she/it had drunk
we had drunk
you had drunk
they had drunk
I will drink
you will drink
he/she/it will drink
we will drink
you will drink
they will drink
Future Perfect
I will have drunk
you will have drunk
he/she/it will have drunk
we will have drunk
you will have drunk
they will have drunk
Future Continuous
I will be drinking
you will be drinking
he/she/it will be drinking
we will be drinking
you will be drinking
they will be drinking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been drinking
you have been drinking
he/she/it has been drinking
we have been drinking
you have been drinking
they have been drinking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been drinking
you will have been drinking
he/she/it will have been drinking
we will have been drinking
you will have been drinking
they will have been drinking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been drinking
you had been drinking
he/she/it had been drinking
we had been drinking
you had been drinking
they had been drinking
I would drink
you would drink
he/she/it would drink
we would drink
you would drink
they would drink
Past Conditional
I would have drunk
you would have drunk
he/she/it would have drunk
we would have drunk
you would have drunk
they would have drunk
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drink - a single serving of a beveragedrink - a single serving of a beverage; "I asked for a hot drink"; "likes a drink before dinner"
helping, serving, portion - an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal; "the helpings were all small"; "his portion was larger than hers"; "there's enough for two servings each"
chaser - a drink to follow immediately after another drink
draught, potation, tipple, draft - a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg; "they served beer on draft"
pledge, toast - a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event
libation - (facetious) a serving of an alcoholic beverage
eye opener - an alcoholic drink intended to wake one up early in the morning
nightcap - an alcoholic drink taken at bedtime; often alcoholic
hair of the dog - an alcoholic drink supposed to cure a hangover
shandy, shandygaff - a drink made of beer and lemonade
stirrup cup - a farewell drink (especially one offered to a horseman ready to depart); usually alcoholic
sundowner - a drink taken at sundown
posset - sweet spiced hot milk curdled with ale or beer
sillabub, syllabub - spiced hot milk with rum or wine
sangaree, sangria - sweetened red wine and orange or lemon juice with soda water
whiskey neat, whisky neat - a drink consisting of whiskey without a mixer; "he ordered a whiskey neat"
ice-cream float, ice-cream soda, float - a drink with ice cream floating in it
milk shake, milkshake, shake - frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
frappe - liqueur poured over shaved ice
2.drink - the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excessdrink - the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess; "drink was his downfall"
intemperateness, intemperance - consumption of alcoholic drinks
drinking bout - a long period of drinking
3.drink - any liquid suitable for drinkingdrink - any liquid suitable for drinking; "may I take your beverage order?"
food, nutrient - any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
milk - a white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beings
wish-wash - any thin watery drink
potion - a medicinal or magical or poisonous beverage
alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant - a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent; "alcohol (or drink) ruined him"
hydromel - honey diluted in water; becomes mead when fermented
oenomel - wine mixed with honey
near beer - drink that resembles beer but with less than 1/2 percent alcohol
ginger beer - carbonated slightly alcoholic drink flavored with fermented ginger
mixer - club soda or fruit juice used to mix with alcohol
cooler - an iced drink especially white wine and fruit juice
refresher - a drink that refreshes; "he stopped at the bar for a quick refresher"
smoothie - a thick smooth drink consisting of fresh fruit pureed with ice cream or yoghurt or milk
fizz - an effervescent beverage (usually alcoholic)
cider, cyder - a beverage made from juice pressed from apples
chocolate, cocoa, drinking chocolate, hot chocolate - a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot
fruit crush, fruit juice - drink produced by squeezing or crushing fruit
ade, fruit drink - a sweetened beverage of diluted fruit juice
mate - South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate
soft drink - nonalcoholic beverage (usually carbonated)
coffee, java - a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans; "he ordered a cup of coffee"
tea - a beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water; "iced tea is a cooling drink"
tea-like drink - a beverage that resembles tea but is not made from tea leaves
drinking water - water suitable for drinking
liquid - a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure
4.drink - any large deep body of water; "he jumped into the drink and had to be rescued"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
body of water, water - the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge"
5.drink - the act of swallowing; "one swallow of the liquid was enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"
consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake - the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
aerophagia - swallowing air (usually followed by belching and discomfort and flatulence)
gulp, swig, draught, draft - a large and hurried swallow; "he finished it at a single gulp"
sip - a small drink
Verb1.drink - take in liquids; "The patient must drink several liters each day"; "The children like to drink soda"
ingest, consume, have, take in, take - serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
swill down, swill - drink large quantities of (liquid, especially alcoholic drink)
suck - draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth; "suck the poison from the place where the snake bit"; "suck on a straw"; "the baby sucked on the mother's breast"
guggle, gurgle - drink from a flask with a gurgling sound
sip - drink in sips; "She was sipping her tea"
guzzle - drink greedily or as if with great thirst; "The boys guzzled the cheap vodka"
lap up, lick, lap - take up with the tongue; "The cat lapped up the milk"; "the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast"
drain the cup, drink up - drink to the last drop; "drink up--there's more wine coming"
gulp, quaff, swig - to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught; "The men gulped down their beers"
belt down, bolt down, down, drink down, pour down, toss off, pop, kill - drink down entirely; "He downed three martinis before dinner"; "She killed a bottle of brandy that night"; "They popped a few beer after work"
drain the cup, drink up - drink to the last drop; "drink up--there's more wine coming"
belt down, bolt down, down, drink down, pour down, toss off, pop, kill - drink down entirely; "He downed three martinis before dinner"; "She killed a bottle of brandy that night"; "They popped a few beer after work"
2.drink - consume alcohol; "We were up drinking all night"
ingest, consume, have, take in, take - serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
tank - consume excessive amounts of alcohol
port - drink port; "We were porting all in the club after dinner"
claret - drink claret; "They were clareting until well past midnight"
bar hop, pub-crawl - go from one pub to the next and get progressively more drunk; "he pub-crawled around Birmingham"
bib, tipple - drink moderately but regularly; "We tippled the cognac"
tope, drink - drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic; "The husband drinks and beats his wife"
hit it up, inebriate, souse, soak - become drunk or drink excessively
wine - drink wine
hold, carry - drink alcohol without showing ill effects; "He can hold his liquor"; "he had drunk more than he could carry"
3.drink - propose a toast todrink - propose a toast to; "Let us toast the birthday girl!"; "Let's drink to the New Year"
give - propose; "He gave the first of many toasts at the birthday party"
honor, honour, reward - bestow honor or rewards upon; "Today we honor our soldiers"; "The scout was rewarded for courageous action"
4.drink - be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to; "The mother drinks in every word of her son on the stage"
engross, engulf, steep, soak up, immerse, absorb, plunge - devote (oneself) fully to; "He immersed himself into his studies"
5.drink - drink excessive amounts of alcoholdrink - drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic; "The husband drinks and beats his wife"
habituate, use - take or consume (regularly or habitually); "She uses drugs rarely"
booze, drink, fuddle - consume alcohol; "We were up drinking all night"


1. swallow, drain, sip, neck (slang), suck, gulp, sup, swig (informal), swill, guzzle, imbibe, quaff, partake of, toss off He drank his cup of tea.
2. booze (informal), tipple, tope, hit the bottle (informal), bevvy (dialect), bend the elbow (informal), go on a binge or bender (informal) He was smoking and drinking too much.
1. glass, cup, swallow, sip, draught, gulp, swig (informal), taste, tipple, snifter (informal), noggin a drink of water.
2. beverage, refreshment, potion, liquid, thirst quencher Can I offer you a drink?
3. alcohol, booze (informal), liquor, spirits, the bottle (informal), alcoholic drink, Dutch courage, intoxicants, hooch or hootch (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.) Too much drink is bad for your health.
drink something in absorb, take in, digest, pay attention to, soak up, devour, assimilate, be fascinated by, imbibe She stood drinking in the view.
drink to something or someone toast, salute, propose a toast to, pledge the health of, wish health to Let's drink to his memory.
the drink (Informal) the sea, the main, the deep, the ocean, the briny (informal) His plane went down in the drink.
Related words
like potomania
fear potophobia
"Let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we shall die" Bible: Isaiah
"Take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry" Bible: St Luke
"I drink when I have occasion for it, and sometimes when I have not" [Miguel de Cervantes Don Quixote]
"Drink to me only with thine eyes" [Ben Jonson To Celia]
"It's all right to drink like a fish - if you drink what a fish drinks" [Mary Pettibone Poole A Glass Eye at the Keyhole]
"One reason I don't drink is that I want to know when I'm having a good time" [Nancy Astor]
"Man wants little drink below,"
"But wants that little strong" [Oliver Wendell Holmes A Song of other Days]
"Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts" Bible: Proverbs
"Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain,"
"With grammar, and nonsense, and learning,"
"Good liquor, I stoutly maintain,"
"Gives genius a better discerning" [Oliver Goldsmith She Stoops to Conquer]
"Is dandy"
"But liquor"
"Is quicker" [Ogden Nash Reflections on Ice-breaking]
"I arrived on the job in what I considered to be a perfect state of equilibrium, half man and half alcohol" [Eddie Condon We Called it Music]
"Wine is the drink of the gods, milk the drink of babies, tea the drink of women, and water the drink of beasts" [John Stuart Blackie]
"Drink moderately, for drunkenness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise" [Miguel de Cervantes Don Quixote]
"We drink one another's healths and spoil our own" [Jerome K. Jerome The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow]
"Drink! for you know not whence you came, nor why:"
"Drink! for you know not why you go, nor where" [Omar Khayyám Rubáiyát]
"I will drink Life to the lees:"
"all times I have enjoyed greatly, have suffered greatly" [Alfred, Lord Tennyson]
"A little learning is a dangerous thing;"
"Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:"
"There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,"
"And drinking largely sobers us again" [Alexander Pope An Essay on Criticism]
see alcoholic drinks, beers, cocktails, coffee, liqueurs, spirits, teas, whiskies, wines

Soft drinks

alcohol-free or non-alcoholic beer, apple juice, barley water, bitter lemon, Bovril (trademark), buttermilk, cassis, Coca-Cola or Coke (trademark), cocoa, coffee, cola, cordial, cream soda, crush, dandelion and burdock, fruit juice, fruit tea, ginger ale, ginger beer, grapefruit juice, herb tea or herbal infusion, hot chocolate, ice-cream soda, iron brew, juice, kumiss, koumiss, koumis, or koumyss, lassi, lemonade, lemon squash, lemon tea or Russian tea, limeade, lime cordial, lolly water (Austral. & N.Z.), Lucozade (trademark), maté or mate, milk, milk shake, mineral water, nectar, orangeade, orange juice, orgeat, peppermint cordial, Perrier or Perrier water (trademark), prairie oyster, Ribena (trademark), root beer, sarsaparilla, Seltzer or Seltzer water, sherbet, smoothie, soapolallie, soda, soda water, spremuta, squash, sweet cider (U.S. & Canad.), tea, tisane, Tizer (trademark), tomato juice, tonic, vichy water, Vimto (trademark), water


1. To take into the mouth and swallow (a liquid):
Informal: swig, toss down (or off).
Slang: belt.
2. To take alcoholic liquor, especially excessively or habitually:
Informal: nip, soak.
Slang: booze, lush, tank up.
Idioms: bend the elbow, hit the bottle .
3. To take in (moisture or liquid):
4. To salute by raising and drinking from a glass:
1. Any liquid that is fit for drinking:
2. An act of drinking or the amount swallowed:
Informal: swig.
Slang: belt.
شربمَشْروبمَشْرُوبمَشْروب كُحولييَشْرَب
drekkadrykkurdrykkur; glas af áfengi
(음료를) 마시다음료
gertiišgerti į kieno nors sveikatąišgerti už ką norsįsimintitraukti į save
dzertglāzīte alkoholiska dzērienaizdzertizdzert glāzi ūdensžūpot
pijačapitibrezalkoholna pijača
uốngđồ uốngrượu


[drɪŋk] (drank (vb: pt) (drunk (pp)))
A. N
1. (= liquid to drink) → bebida f
there's food and drink in the kitchenhay comida y bebidas en la cocina, hay cosas de comer y de beber en la cocina
have you got drinks for the children?¿habéis traído algo para que beban los niños?
I need a drink of waternecesito un poco de agua
cold drinks (non-alcoholic) → refrescos mpl
to give sb a drinkdarle algo de beber a algn
can I have a drink?¿me podrías dar algo de beber or (LAm) tomar?
hot drinks will be availablese servirá café y té
I felt better after a hot drinkme sentía mejor después de beber algo caliente
see also meat A1
see also soft B
2. (= glass of alcohol) → copa f, trago m
to go (out) for a drinksalir a tomar algo, salir a tomar una copa
they've asked us round for drinksnos han invitado a su casa a tomar algo or a tomar unas copas
to have a drinktomar algo
we had a drink or twotomamos unas copas or unos tragos
see also drive B7
3. (= alcoholic liquor) → alcohol m, bebida f
he's given up drinkha dejado de beber, ha dejado el alcohol or la bebida
he has a drink problemtiene problemas con el alcohol or la bebida
to take to drinkdarse a la bebida
see also worse A
4. the drink (= the water) (gen) → el agua; (= sea) → el mar
B. VTbeber, tomar (esp LAm)
would you like something to drink?¿quieres tomar algo?
in the end he drank himself to deathal final la bebida lo llevó a la tumba
this coffee isn't fit to drinkeste café no se puede beber
to drink sb's healthbrindar por la salud de algn
we drank ourselves into a stuporbebimos hasta perder el sentido
to drink sb under the tabledarle cien vueltas a algn bebiendo
to drink a toast to sth/sbbrindar por algo/algn
1. (= imbibe liquid) → beber
to drink from the bottlebeber de la botella
to drink out of paper cupsbeber en vasos de plástico
2. (= imbibe alcohol) → beber, tomar (LAm)
he doesn't drinkno bebe (alcohol), no toma (alcohol) (esp LAm)
don't drink and drivesi bebes, no conduzcas
he drinks like a fishbebe como una esponja
to drink to sth/sbbrindar por algo/algn
drink down VT + ADVbeber de un trago
drink in VT + ADV
1. (fig) [+ fresh air] → respirar; [+ story, sight, atmosphere] → empaparse de; [+ words] → estar pendiente de
he stood, drinking in the viewse quedó parado, empapándose de la vista
she sat there drinking in his wordsestaba ahí sentada, pendiente de sus palabras
the children were drinking it all ina los niños no les escapaba nada
2. [plant, soil] → absorber
drink up
A. VT + ADV [+ one's drink] → terminar de beber, terminar de tomar (LAm); [+ all drink available] → beberse, tomarse (LAm)
B. VI + ADV drink up now, please!¡terminen sus bebidas!


(= beverage) → boisson f
a cold drink → une boisson fraîche
a hot drink → une boisson chaude
to have a drink [water, tea, coffee] → boire quelque chose
a drink of water → un verre d'eau
(= alcoholic drink) → verre m
She felt like a drink after a hard day → Elle avait envie d'un verre après cette dure journée.
to go out for a drink → aller prendre un verre
They've gone out for a drink → Ils sont allés prendre un verre.
to have a drink → boire un verre
We had drinks before dinner
BUT On a pris l'apéritif.
(= mouthful) → gorgée f
to take a drink of sth, to have a drink of sth → prendre une gorgée de qch, boire une gorgée de qch
(= alcohol) → alcool m
to take to drink (= start drinking too much) → s'adonner à la boisson
[+ drink] → boire
She drank three cups of tea → Elle a bu trois tasses de thé.
What would you like to drink? → Qu'est-ce que vous voulez boire?
Would you like something to drink? → Aimeriez-vous boire quelque chose?
to drink o.s. into a stupor → boire jusqu'à tomber
to drink sb under the table → faire rouler qn sous la table
vi [drank] (pt) [drunk] (pp)
[person, animal] → boire
(= drink alcohol) → boire
He'd been drinking → Il avait bu.
I don't drink
BUT Je ne bois pas d'alcool.
drinks modif [company, firm, group, industry] → de boisson
drink in
vt sep
[+ fresh air] → inspirer profondément
[+ story] → avaler, ne pas perdre une miette de
[+ sight] → se remplir la vue de
drink to
vt fus [+ success] → boire à
to drink to sb's memory → boire à la mémoire de qn
I'll drink to that (= I agree) → bien dit
drink up
vi (= finish one's drink) → finir son verre, vider son verre
vt sep (= finish) → finir


vb: pret <drank>, ptp <drunk>
(= liquid to drink)Getränk nt; food and drinkEssen und Getränke; may I have a drink?kann ich etwas zu trinken haben?; would you like a drink of water?möchten Sie etwas Wasser?; to give somebody a drinkjdm etwas zu trinken geben; drinks canGetränkedose f
(= glass of alcoholic drink)Glas nt, → Drink m; have a drink!trink doch was or einen!; can I get you a drink?kann ich Ihnen etwas zu trinken holen?; let’s have a drinktrinken wir was; I need a drink!ich brauche was zu trinken!; he likes a drinker trinkt gern (einen); he’s had a good drink (inf)er hat ein paar über den Durst getrunken; the drinks are on medie Getränke zahle or spendiere ich; the drinks are on the housedie Getränke gehen auf Kosten des Hauses; to ask friends in for drinksFreunde auf ein Glas or einen Drink einladen
no pl (= alcoholic liquor)Alkohol m; the drink problemder Alkoholismus; he has a drink problemer trinkt; drink caused his downfallder Alkohol hat ihn ruiniert; to be the worse for drinkbetrunken sein; to take to drinkzu trinken anfangen; his worries drove him to drinkvor lauter Sorgen fing er an zu trinken; she drove him to drinksie war der Grund, warum er zu trinken anfing; it’s enough to drive you to drink!da könnte man wirklich zum Trinker werden
(esp Naut, Aviat inf, = sea) → Bach m (sl); three planes went down into the drinkdrei Flugzeuge gingen in den Bach (sl)
vttrinken; would you like something to drink?möchten Sie etwas zu trinken (haben)?; is the water fit to drink?ist das Trinkwasser?, kann man das Wasser trinken?; he drinks all his wageser vertrinkt seinen ganzen Lohn; to drink oneself sillysich dumm und dämlich trinken (inf)or saufen (inf); to drink oneself into a stuporsich sinnlos besaufen (inf); this car drinks petroldieses Auto säuft das Benzin nur so (inf); they drank the pub dry (Brit) → sie tranken die Kneipe leer ? table N a
vitrinken; he doesn’t drinker trinkt nicht, er trinkt keinen Alkohol; his father dranksein Vater hat getrunken or war Trinker; to go out drinkingeinen trinken gehen; one shouldn’t drink and drivenach dem Trinken soll man nicht fahren; drinking and drivingAlkohol am Steuer; to drink to somebodyauf jdn trinken; (to one’s neighbour at table etc) → jdm zuprosten or zutrinken; to drink to somethingauf etw (acc)trinken; I’ll drink to thatdarauf trinke ich


drink-driving (Brit)
nTrunkenheit fam Steuer
attr charge, convictionwegen Trunkenheit am Steuer; campaigngegen Trunkenheit am Steuer; the number of drink offencesdie Zahl der Fälle von Trunkenheit am Steuer


[drɪŋk] (drank (vb: pt) (drunk (pp)))
1. n
a. (liquid to drink) → bevanda, bibita
there's food and drink in the kitchen → c'è da mangiare e da bere in cucina
could I have a drink? → posso avere qualcosa da bere?
can I have a drink of water, please? → mi dai un po' d'acqua?
to give sb a drink → dare qualcosa da bere a qn
b. (glass of alcohol) a drinkun bicchierino
we had drinks before lunch → abbiamo preso l'aperitivo
let's have a drink → beviamo qualcosa
I need a drink → ho bisogno di bere qualcosa di forte
to invite sb for drinks → invitare qn a bere qualcosa
c. (alcoholic liquor) → alcolici mpl
he has a drink problem → è uno che beve, ha il vizio del bere
to take to drink → darsi al bere
to smell of drink → puzzare d'alcool
his worries drove him to drink → le preoccupazioni lo hanno spinto al bere
2. vt (gen) → bere; (soup) → mangiare
would you like something to drink? → vuole qualcosa da bere?
to drink sb under the table → far finire qn sotto il tavolo (completamente ubriaco/a)
3. vi (gen) → bere
he doesn't drink → non beve (alcolici)
"don't drink and drive" → "non bevete se dovete guidare"
he drinks like a fish → beve come una spugna
to drink to sth/sb → bere a qc/alla salute di qn
drink in vt + adv (subj, person, fresh air) → aspirare; (story) → ascoltare avidamente; (sight) → ammirare, bersi con gli occhi
drink up
1. vt + advbere tutto
2. vi + advfinire di bere
drink up! (to child) → su, finiscilo! (in pub) → finisci il bicchiere!


(driŋk) past tense drank (draŋk) : past participle drunk (draŋk) verb
1. to swallow (a liquid). She drank a pint of water; He drank from a bottle.
2. to take alcoholic liquids, especially in too great a quantity.
1. (an act of drinking) a liquid suitable for swallowing. He had/took a drink of water; Lemonade is a refreshing drink.
2. (a glassful etc of) alcoholic liquor. He likes a drink when he returns home from work; Have we any drink in the house?
drink in
to take in eagerly. They listened eagerly, drinking in every detail.
drink to / drink (to) the health of
to offer good wishes to, or wish well, while drinking. to drink someone's health; Raise your glasses and drink to the bride and groom.
drink up
to finish by drinking. Drink up your milk!


مَشْرُوب, يَشْرَبُ nápoj, pít drikke, drink Getränk, trinken πίνω, ποτό beber, bebida juoda, juoma boire, boisson piće, piti bere, bevanda 飲み物, 飲む (음료를) 마시다, 음료 drankje, drinken drikk, drikke napój, wypić beber, bebida, copo пить, порция dricka, dryck เครื่องดื่ม, ดื่ม içecek, içmek đồ uống, uống 饮料, 饮用


n. bebida, trago;
v. beber, tomar.


n bebida; energy — bebida energizante or energética; protein — bebida proteínica; vt, vi (pret drank; pp drunk) beber, tomar; Do you drink alcohol much?..¿Bebe (Toma) Ud. alcohol con frecuencia?
References in classic literature ?
It must be very disagreeable to sleep in a tent, and eat all sorts of bad-tasting things, and drink out of a tin mug," sighed Amy.
The wounds were bound up, the man was given water to drink and then, as he was able to walk, Tom and Ned offered to help him wherever he wanted to go.
They went together back to the kitchen to drink coffee.
There are fashionable and well-attended watering-places at and near the spring where Hawkeye halted to drink, and roads traverse the forests where he and his friends were compelled to journey without even a path.
He was a kind and thankful creature, whose heart dilated in proportion as his skin was filled with good cheer, and whose spirits rose with eating, as some men's do with drink.
At the same foam-fountain, Queequeg seemed to drink and reel with me.
Drink then, and do not meddle with what we are discussing, for that requires all one's wit and cool judgment.
I've no more to say as concerns the present time, an' so we'll drink our young squire's health--three times three.
Meanwhile, I will run into the cellar, and take a drink.
We drink before meals, and with meals, and after meals.
Anatole kept on refilling Pierre's glass while explaining that Dolokhov was betting with Stevens, an English naval officer, that he would drink a bottle of rum sitting on the outer ledge of the third floor window with his legs hanging out.
Nothing could make me forget what I know," remarked the Scarecrow, gazing into the fountain, "for I cannot drink the Water of Oblivion or water of any kind.