Definition of liquor in English:
1Alcoholic drink, especially distilled spirits.
- But men are more likely to order alcohol in casual dining restaurants; both men and women drink liquor and wine.
- People don't realize that if they order a tall drink they're getting the same amount of liquor as a short drink.
- At the bar, look for upscale liquor and signature drinks along with a variety of tapas.
2.1Liquid in which something has been steeped or cooked.
- These had been slightly glazed with concentrated poaching liquor and dusted with what tasted like ground-down, caramelised peach crisps.
- A lot of popular spicy dishes require the ingredients to be marinated in a liquor for a few hours or overnight.
2.2Liquid which drains from food during cooking.
- They are more similar to dried beans than either crowder or black-eyed peas, and make a clear liquor when cooked.
- Imagine you are making jam and have gotten to the point where you pour the steaming liquor of fruit, sugar, and pectin into the jars.
- Strain over a wide jug and retain the liquor, discarding the peppercorns.
2.3The liquid from which a substance has been crystallized or extracted.
2.4Water used in brewing.
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be/get liquored up
- North American informal Be or get drunk: he got liquored up again on FridayMore example sentences
- But we did make plans to go out a couple of weeks later and had a grand old time partying together, getting liquored up and doing karaoke.
- My father wouldn't let me drive the Porsche but I knew if we all went in one car, once my parents were liquored up, they would give me their keys to drive them home.
- Of the night before his first college game, age 17, he said, ‘We got liquored up because the beer was there and because we could.’