overdrink

verb over·drink \ ˌō-vər-ˈdriŋk \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overdrink

overdrank play \ˌō-vər-ˈdraŋk\; overdrunk play \ˌō-vər-ˈdrəŋk\ or overdrank; overdrinking
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

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 12th century


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