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Synonyms of drink in English:


  • 1 she drank her coffee
    informal swig, down, knock back, put away, sink, kill, slug, inhale, wet one's whistle
    British informal neck
    North American informal scarf (down/up), snarf (down/up), chug
  • 2 a churchgoing man who never drank
    drink alcohol, take alcohol, tipple, indulge;
    be a serious/heavy/hard drinker, be an alcoholic, binge-drink;
    carouse, go drinking, predrink
    informal take a drop, hit the bottle, take to the bottle, booze, knock a few back, have a few, have one over the eight, tank up, get tanked up, drink like a fish, go on a binge/bender
    British informal bevvy
    North American informal bend one's elbow, lush
    Australian/New Zealand informal grog up
    archaic wassail, tope
    [Antonyms] be teetotal, be on the wagon
  • 3 let's drink to the success of our venture
    toast, propose a toast to, wish success/luck/health to, salute
  • Phrases

    drink something in
    he drank in the details of the crime
    absorb, assimilate, digest, ingest, take in, be absorbed in, be immersed in, be rapt in, be lost in, be fascinated by, pay close attention to


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  • 1 he took another sip of his drink
    beverage, drinkable/potable liquid, liquid refreshment, thirst quencher;
    dram, bracer, nightcap, nip, tot, spot;
    North American  eye-opener;
    Scottish & Irish  deoch an doris
    British informal cuppa, pint
  • 2 he sought refuge in drink because of his loneliness
    alcohol, liquor, intoxicating liquor, alcoholic drink, strong drink, intoxicants
    informal booze, hooch, the hard stuff, firewater, gut-rot, rotgut, moonshine, tipple, the demon drink, the bottle, juice, the sauce, grog, Dutch courage, John Barleycorn
    British informal wallop, bevvy
  • 3 she took a drink of her wine
    informal swig, slug
    North American informal chug
  • 4 she asked if she could have a drink of orange juice
    glass, cup, mug
  • 5 (the drink) informal he heaved the outboard motor into the drink
    the sea, the ocean, the water
    literary the deep
  • Word links

    potophobia fear of drink
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