a liquid that can be swallowed as refreshment or nourishment:fizzy drinks [mass noun]:a table covered with food and drink a quantity of liquid swallowed at one go:he had a drink of water [mass noun] alcohol, or the habitual or excessive consumption of alcohol:the effects of too much drink they both took to drink a glass of liquid, especially when alcoholic:we went for a drink
) a social gathering at which alcoholic drinks are served:would you like to come for drinks on Sunday?
) informal the sea or another large area of water: he heaved the outboard motor into the drink
1take (a liquid) into the mouth and swallow:we sat by the fire, drinking our tea [no object]:he drank thirstily [no object] consume or be in the habit of consuming alcohol:she doesn’t drink or smoke (as noun drinking)Les was ordered to cut down his drinking [no object]
) quickly consume the rest of a drink.
informal (of a plant or a porous substance) absorb (moisture): the seedlings apparently drink much more water than we had realized [no object] (of wine) have a specified flavour or character when drunk:this wine is really drinking beautifully
(drink something in
) watch or listen to something with eager pleasure or interest:she strolled to the window to drink in the view