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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)

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.

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."