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British English: /drɪŋk/
American English: /drɪŋk/

Translation of drink in French:


  • 1 (nonalcoholic) orange/pineapple drink
    boisson à l'orange/à l'ananas
    to have a drink
    boire quelque chose
    could I have a drink of water?
    est-ce que je pourrais boire un verre d'eau
    to give somebody a drink
    donner à boire à quelqu'un
    to give a plant a drink
    arroser une plante
  • 2 (alcoholic)
    boisson (f) (alcoolisée), verre (m)
    to have a drink
    prendre or boire un verre
    would you like a drink?
    tu veux prendre un verre?
    a quick drink to go for a drink
    aller boire un verre
    he likes a drink
    il aime bien la bouteille
  • 3 (act of drinking) See examples: to take ou have a drink of something
    boire une gorgée de quelque chose
  • 4
    uncountable (collectively)
    food and drink
    la nourriture et la boisson
    to smell of drink
    sentir l'alcool
    to be under the influence of drink
    être en état d'ivresse
    to take to drink
    se mettre à boire
  • 5
    (sea) See examples: in the drink
    à la flotte

transitive verb

  • also: prét drank
    also: pp drunk
    (liquid, glass)
    he's had nothing to drink all day
    il n'a rien bu de toute la journée
    to drink something from a cup/glass/can
    boire quelque chose dans une tasse/un verre/une boîte
    you can drink some red wines chilled
    certains vins rouges se boivent frais
    to drink a toast to somebody
    porter un toast à quelqu'un
    ‘…and what would you like to drink?’
    (in restaurant)
    ‘…et comme boisson?’
    what are you drinking?
    qu'est-ce que vous voulez boire?

intransitive verb prét drank pp drunk

  • 2 (consume alcohol) his mother drank
    sa mère buvait
    have you been drinking?
    tu as bu?
    don't drink and drive
    ne conduisez pas si vous avez bu
  • 3 (as toast) See examples: to drink to the bride/to the health of Mr X
    boire à la mariée/à la santé de M. X

reflexive verb prét drank pp drunk

  • to drink oneself stupid ou silly
    se soûler


to drive somebody to drink

pousser quelqu'un à la boisson or à boire

I'll drink to that!

excellente idée!

don't listen to him, it's the drink talking

ne l'écoute pas, l'alcool lui fait dire n'importe quoi

Phrasal verbs

drink away

drink away [something], drink [something] away
noyer [quelque chose] dans l'alcool
(troubles, sorrows)
(fortune, inheritance, wages)
to drink the night away
passer la soirée à boire

drink in

drink in [something]
(person) (air)
s'imbiber de
(plant, roots) (water)

drink up

1 drink up
finir son verre
2 drink up [something], drink [something] up
(milk, beer etc)

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