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Noun: drinking  dring-king
  1. The act of consuming liquids
    - imbibing, imbibition
     
  2. The act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess
    "drinking was his downfall";
    - drink, boozing, drunkenness, crapulence
Verb: drink (drank,drunk)  dringk
  1. Take in liquids
    "The children like to drink soda"; "The patient must drink several litres each day";
    - imbibe
     
  2. Consume alcohol
    "We were up drinking all night";
    - booze, fuddle
     
  3. Propose a toast to
    "Let's drink to the New Year";
    - toast, pledge, salute, wassail [archaic]
     
  4. Be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to
    "The mother drinks in every word of her son on the stage";
    - drink in
     
  5. Drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic
    "The husband drinks and beats his wife";
    - tope [archaic]

Derived forms: drinkings

See also: drink down, drink up

Type of: absorb, consume, consumption, engross, engulf, fete, fĂȘte, habituate, have, honor [US], honour [Brit, Cdn], immerse, ingest, ingestion, intake, intemperance, intemperateness, plunge, reward, soak up, steep, take, take in, uptake, use

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