drive someone to drink

Definition of drive someone to drink

:to cause someone to drink lots of alcohol
  • The stress of the job drove him to drink.

Word by Word Definitions

drive play
  1. : to frighten or prod (game, cattle, etc.) into moving in a desired direction

  2. : to go through (an area) driving game animals

  3. : to carry on or through energetically

  1. : an act of driving:

  2. : a trip in a carriage or automobile

  3. : an instance of collecting and moving animals (such as game or cattle) together in a desired direction

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

drink play
  1. : swallow, imbibe

  2. : to take in or suck up : absorb

  3. : to take in or receive avidly

  1. : a liquid suitable for swallowing

  2. : alcoholic beverages

  3. : a draft (see 1draft 2b) or portion of liquid


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