Definition Drink

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Definition

to drink: to consume, to swallow a liquid
verb
This is an irregular verb:
I drink / I drank / I have drunk

a drink: a beverage, a liquid, an alcohol (water, wine, orange juice, etc.)
noun
to have a drink to drink something
a soft drink a drink without alcohol
Do you fancy a drink? Do you want to go to a bar or pub with me?

drunk (or drunken): intoxicated, under the influence of alcohol, not sober
adjective
Generally, the adjective drunk is used after a verb while drunken is used in front of a noun, though this is flexible:

A drunken woman asked me where she lived before vomiting in my pocket.
The guests at the party were all drunk.
He was so drunk driving home that he forgot to turn his engine on.

Examples

  • "
    Susie: A lot of drinking.
    "
  • "Probably shouldn't have drunk so much."
  • "Jean-Pierre : That is not water, it is pastis: the most refreshing aniseed-flavoured drink in all the world!"
  • "Australia isn't all about "surfing kangaroos" and "drunken koalas" anymore."
  • "Then in the restaurant, perhaps she drank too much champagne."
  • "Susie's mother : You're drinking like an Englishman?"
  • "Every day I spend my time drinking wine, feeling fine"
  • "I am drunk."
  • "Edward : Are you drunk already, Philip?"
  • "while drinking heavily."

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