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strong drink

n
(Brewing) alcoholic drink
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.strong drink - an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermentedstrong drink - an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant - a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent; "alcohol (or drink) ruined him"
aqua vitae, ardent spirits - strong distilled liquor or brandy
akvavit, aquavit - Scandinavian liquor usually flavored with caraway seeds
arak, arrack - any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molasses
bitters - alcoholic liquor flavored with bitter herbs and roots
brandy - distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice
gin - strong liquor flavored with juniper berries
ouzo - a Greek liquor flavored with anise
rum - liquor distilled from fermented molasses
schnapps, schnaps - any of various strong liquors especially a Dutch spirit distilled from potatoes
mescal - a colorless Mexican liquor distilled from fermented juices of certain desert plants of the genus Agavaceae (especially the century plant)
tequila - Mexican liquor made from fermented juices of an agave plant
vodka - unaged colorless liquor originating in Russia
whiskey, whisky - a liquor made from fermented mash of grain
firewater - any strong spirits (such as strong whisky or rum)
lacing - a small amount of liquor added to a food or beverage
Translations
مَشْروب كُحولي
silný alkohol
erõs szeszes ital
sterkur drykkur
silný alkohol
alköllü içki

strong drink

nalcolici mpl

strong

(stroŋ) adjective
1. firm, sound, or powerful, and therefore not easily broken, destroyed, attacked, defeated, resisted, or affected by weariness, illness etc. strong furniture; a strong castle; a strong wind; She's a strong swimmer; He has a very strong will/personality; He has never been very strong (= healthy); He is not strong enough to lift that heavy table.
2. very noticeable; very intense. a strong colour; a strong smell.
3. containing a large amount of the flavouring ingredient. strong tea.
4. (of a group, force etc) numbering a particular amount. An army 20,000 strong was advancing towards the town.
ˈstrongly adverb
strength (streŋθ) noun
1. the quality of being strong. He got his strength back slowly after his illness; I hadn't the strength to resist him.
2. the number of people etc in a force, organization etc, considered as an indication of its power or effectiveness. The force is below strength.
strengthen (ˈstreŋθən) verb
to make or become strong or stronger. He did exercises to strengthen his muscles; The wind strengthened.
ˈstrongbox noun
a safe or box for valuables.
strong drink
alcoholic liquors.
ˈstronghold noun
a fort, fortress or castle etc.
strong language
swearing or abuse.
ˌstrong-ˈminded adjective
having determination.
strong point
a quality, skill etc in which a person excels. Arithmetic isn't one of my strong points.
strongroom noun
a room specially constructed for keeping valuable articles, with thick walls and a heavy steel door etc.
on the strength of
relying on. On the strength of this offer of money, we plan to start building soon.
References in classic literature ?
Two noble gentlemen, who had a weakness for strong drink, had been made drunk by the partisans of Snetkov, and a third had been robbed of his uniform.
For the first time in many years, he had no strong drink.
You sit at that desk in Crimsworth's counting-house day by day and week by week, scraping with a pen on paper, just like an automaton; you never get up; you never say you are tired; you never ask for a holiday; you never take change or relaxation; you give way to no excess of an evening; you neither keep wild company, nor indulge in strong drink.
One who abstains from strong drink, sometimes totally,
Persons who at other times did not use strong drink thought it quite the proper thing to indulge in it rather freely during the Christmas week.
It was like strong drink, firing him to audacities of feeling, - a drug that laid hold of his imagination and went cloud-soaring through the sky.
Daylight's black eyes were flashing, and the flush of strong drink flooded darkly under the bronze of his cheeks.
Wherever religion is resorted to, as a strong drink, and as an escape from the dull monotonous round of home, those of its ministers who pepper the highest will be the surest to please.
Shortly afterwards, a man in a blue cotton frock, much soiled, came in and bought a pipe, filling the whole shop, meanwhile, with the hot odor of strong drink, not only exhaled in the torrid atmosphere of his breath, but oozing out of his entire system, like an inflammable gas.
My husband has lost all control over his own craving for strong drink.
It is true soft rock (both in English and Greek) provides a great backdrop for a night out and a perfect pairing to a great strong drink.
Not so much lately, though the torturous 0-0 with Slovakia at the Euros did leave a nation worn to the gums and crying out for strong drink.