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English noun: drink

1. drink (food) a single serving of a beverage

SamplesI asked for a hot drink.
Likes a drink before dinner.

Broader (hypernym)helping, portion, serving

Narrower (hyponym)chaser, draft, draught, eye opener, float, frappe, hair of the dog, ice-cream float, ice-cream soda, libation, milk shake, milkshake, nightcap, pledge, posset, potation, sangaree, sangria, shake, shandy, shandygaff, sillabub, stirrup cup, sundowner, syllabub, tipple, toast, whiskey neat, whiskey on the rocks, whisky neat, whisky on the rocks

2. drink (act) the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess

SamplesDrink was his downfall.

Synonymsboozing, crapulence, drinking, drunkenness

Broader (hypernym)intemperance, intemperateness

Narrower (hyponym)drinking bout

3. drink (food) any liquid suitable for drinking

SamplesMay I take your beverage order?.

Synonymsbeverage, drinkable, potable

Broader (hypernym)food, liquid, nutrient

Narrower (hyponym)ade, alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, chocolate, cider, cocoa, coffee, cooler, cyder, drinking chocolate, drinking water, fizz, fruit crush, fruit drink, fruit juice, ginger beer, hot chocolate, hydromel, inebriant, intoxicant, java, mate, milk, mixer, near beer, oenomel, potion, refresher, smoothie, soft drink, tea, tea-like drink, wish-wash

4. drink (object) any large deep body of water

SamplesHe jumped into the drink and had to be rescued.

Broader (hypernym)body of water, water

Domain usagecolloquialism

5. drink (act) the act of swallowing

SamplesOne swallow of the liquid was enough.
He took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips.

Synonymsdeglutition, swallow

Broader (hypernym)consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake

Narrower (hyponym)aerophagia, draft, draught, gulp, sip, swig

English verb: drink

1. drink (consumption) take in liquids

SamplesThe patient must drink several liters each day.
The children like to drink soda.

ExamplesThey drink , The animals drink


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)consume, have, ingest, take, take in

Narrower (hyponym)belt down, bolt down, down, drain the cup, drink down, drink up, guggle, gulp, gurgle, guzzle, kill, lap, lap up, lick, pop, pour down, quaff, sip, suck, swig, swill, swill down, toss off

2. drink (consumption) consume alcohol

SamplesWe were up drinking all night.

ExamplesThey drink

Synonymsbooze, fuddle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)consume, have, ingest, take, take in

Narrower (hyponym)bar hop, bib, carry, claret, hit it up, hold, inebriate, port, pub-crawl, soak, souse, tank, tipple, wine

Verb groupdrink, tope

3. drink (consumption) propose a toast to

SamplesLet us toast the birthday girl!.
Let's drink to the New Year.

Synonymspledge, salute, toast, wassail

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)honor, honour, reward

Narrower (hyponym)give

Entailbooze, drink, fuddle

4. drink (cognition) be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to

SamplesThe mother drinks in every word of her son on the stage.

Synonymsdrink in

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)absorb, engross, engulf, immerse, plunge, soak up, steep

5. drink (consumption) drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic

SamplesThe husband drinks and beats his wife.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)habituate, use

Verb groupbooze, drink, fuddle

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