over·​drink | \ ˌō-vər-ˈdriŋk How to pronounce overdrink (audio) \
overdrank\ ˌō-​vər-​ˈdraŋk How to pronounce overdrink (audio) \; overdrunk\ ˌō-​vər-​ˈdrəŋk How to pronounce overdrink (audio) \ or overdrank; overdrinking

Definition of overdrink

intransitive verb

: to drink especially alcohol to excess He was careful not to overdrink. overeating and overdrinking at holiday parties He had what he thought of as the medical-student syndrome—overworking and overdrinking, alternately, studying all one night on Dexedrine and drinking all the next to rid his mind of that heavy feeling.— Anne Tyler

Other Words from overdrink

overdrinker noun, plural overdrinkers
Both groups—the hard-core abusers and the more moderate overdrinkers—need more-individualized treatment options. — Gabrielle Glaser

First Known Use of overdrink

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Overdrink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overdrink. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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