drive someone to drink

Definition of drive someone to drink

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  to go through (an area) driving game animals

    :  to carry on or through energetically

  1. :  an act of driving:

    :  a trip in a carriage or automobile

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

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

drinkplay
  1. :  swallow, imbibe

    :  to take in or suck up :  absorb

    :  to join in a toast (see 1toast 2) to

  1. :  a liquid suitable for swallowing

    :  alcoholic beverages

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


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