Definition of "drink" []

  • To take into the mouth and swallow (a liquid). (verb-transitive)
  • To swallow the liquid contents of (a vessel): drank a cup of tea. (verb-transitive)
  • To take in or soak up; absorb: drank the fresh air; spongy earth that drank up the rain. (verb-transitive)
  • To take in eagerly through the senses or intellect: drank in the beauty of the day. (verb-transitive)
  • To give or make (a toast). (verb-transitive)
  • To swallow (a liquid); imbibe (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To take in or soak up (liquid); absorb (verb)
  • To pay close attention (to); be fascinated (by) (verb)
  • To bring (oneself) into a certain condition by consuming alcohol (verb)
  • To dispose of or ruin by excessive expenditure on alcohol (verb)
  • To consume alcohol, esp to excess (verb)
  • To drink (a toast) in celebration, honour, or hope (of) (verb)
  • Liquid suitable for drinking; any beverage (noun)
  • Alcohol or its habitual or excessive consumption (noun)
  • A portion of liquid for drinking; draught (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "drink" in a sentence
  • "The Law of the Jungle says that as the elephants are the lords of the jungle, they shall drink _first_: but they must be careful to drink _down the stream_, so that all the other animals may have a place higher up, where they can get _clear water to drink_."
  • "Inspiration, -- _Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also_: and again -- _Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink_."
  • "“Poh! man, drink it down, ” rejoin’d the sailor, “drink it down—it won’t hurt you."