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Synonyms of imbibe in English:


  • 1 he was flushed from the Scotch he'd imbibed
    informal swig, knock back, sink
    British informal neck
    North American informal chug
  • 2 he had imbibed too liberally
    drink alcohol, drink, take strong drink, indulge, tipple, swill
    informal booze, hit the bottle, take to the bottle, knock a few back, wet one's whistle
    British informal bevvy
    North American informal bend one's elbow
    archaic wassail, tope
  • 3 he has spent a lifetime imbibing his local club's history
    assimilate, absorb, soak up, take in, digest, ingest, drink in, learn, acquire, grasp, gain, pick up, familiarize oneself with
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