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drink

 (drĭngk)
v. drank (drăngk), drunk (drŭngk), drink·ing, drinks
v.tr.
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.
5.
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.
v.intr.
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.
n.
1.
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.
Idiom:
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.]

drinks

(drɪŋks)
pl n
of or relating to alcoholic beverages
Translations
References in classic literature ?
When the undertakers come for him, he drinks the medicine and feels better.
I want the sugar first, then I'll drink the bitter water.
Now keep your promise and drink these few drops of water.
I can't drink it like that," the Marionette said, making more wry faces.
I won't drink it," cried Pinocchio, bursting out crying.
Why, then, did I have to beg you so hard to make you drink it?
Drink it up; you positively must drink the brandy, and then seltzer water and a lot of lemon," said Yashvin, standing over Petritsky like a mother making a child take medicine, "and then a little champagne--just a small bottle.
But men do not drink for the effect alcohol produces on the body.
The bright vision was the saloon at Colma, where my father, or whoever drove, always got out to get a drink.
And once, I remember, a barkeeper mixed me a sweet temperance drink of syrup and soda- water.
The only reason I did not drink was because I didn't like the stuff.
The first day I worked in the bowling alley, the barkeeper, according to custom, called us boys up to have a drink after we had been setting up pins for several hours.