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

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

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