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drinking

 
Noun drinking has 2 senses
  1. drinking, imbibing, imbibition - the act of consuming liquids
    --1 is a kind of consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake
    --1 has particulars: gulping, swilling, guzzling; potation
    Derived form: verb drink1
  2. drink, drinking, boozing, drunkenness, crapulence - the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess; "drink was his downfall"
    --2 is a kind of intemperance, intemperateness
    --2 has particulars: drinking bout
    Derived forms: verb drink5, verb drink2
Verb drink has 5 senses
  1. drink, imbibe - take in liquids; "The patient must drink several liters each day"; "The children like to drink soda"
    --1 is one way to consume, ingest, take in, take, have
    Derived forms: noun drink3, noun drink5, noun drink1, noun drinker1, noun drinking1
    Sample sentences:
    They drink
    The animals drink
  2. drink, booze, fuddle - consume alcohol; "We were up drinking all night"
    --2 is one way to consume, ingest, take in, take, have
    Derived forms: noun drink2, noun drinker2, noun drinking2
    Sample sentence:
    They drink
  3. toast, drink, pledge, salute, wassail - propose a toast to; "Let us toast the birthday girl!"; "Let's drink to the New Year"
    --3 is one way to honor, honour, reward
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    => Somebody ----s PP
  4. drink in, drink - be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to; "The mother drinks in every word of her son on the stage"
    --4 is one way to steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. drink, tope - drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic; "The husband drinks and beats his wife"
    --5 is one way to use, habituate
    Derived forms: noun drink2, noun drunkard1, noun drinker2, noun drinking2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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