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drink

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of drink

  1. 1 a liquid suitable for drinking <we went inside to have a drink after mowing the lawn> Synonyms beverage, drinkable, libation, potable, quencher Related Words potion; pop, soda, soda pop, soft drink; nectar; alcohol, brew, intoxicant, liquor, spirits; mix, mixer

  2. 2 the portion of a serving of a beverage that is swallowed at one time <the thirsty soldier took a long drink from his canteen> Synonyms belt, draft, drag, gulp, nip, quaff, shot, sip, slug, snort, sup, swallow, swig, swill Related Words dram, drop

  3. 3 a distilled beverage that can make a person drunk <you can get drinks at the bar only if you show them a valid ID> Synonyms aqua vitae, ardent spirits, booze, bottle, alcohol, firewater, grog, hooch [slang], inebriant, intoxicant, John Barleycorn, juice [slang], liquor, lush [slang], moonshine, potable, rum, sauce [slang], spirits, stimulant, strong drink, tippleRelated Words aperitif, bracer, chaser, digestif, nightcap; belt, load, nip, peg [British], pop, shooter, shot, slug, snifter, snort, tot, whet; cocktail, mixed drink; ale, beer, brew, brewage, brewski [slang], home brew, malt liquor, microbrew, mum, nappy [chiefly Scottish]; mead, sake (or saki), wine; barley-bree (also barley-broo) [chiefly Scottish], brandy, gin, liqueur, mao-tai, mescal, schnapps, tequila, vodka, whiskey (or whisky); Dutch courageAntonyms nonintoxicant




drink

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of drink

  1. 1 to swallow in liquid form <the doctor wants her to drink lots of water before the examination> Synonyms belt (down), gulp, guzzle, hoist, imbibe, knock back, pound (down), quaff, sip, slug (down), slurp, sup, swig, swill, toss (down or off) Related Words lap, lick, suck; consume, down, ingurgitate, kill, mouth (down), put away; nip, tipple; pledge, toast, wine

  2. 2 to partake excessively of alcoholic beverages <we're worried that she's started drinking again> Synonyms bib, booze, guzzle, liquor (up), lush (up) [slang], soak, tipple Related Words carouse, revel; imbibe, nip Phrases booze it up, hit the bottle Near Antonyms abstain

  3. 3 to take in (something liquid) through small openings <the hot surface of the porous rock drank water like a sponge> Synonyms absorb, imbibe, soak (up), sponge, suck (up), take upRelated Words gulp, guzzle, quaff, sip, slurp, swallow, swig, swill




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