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

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

Examples of overdrink in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This game is for everyone, including those under 21 or who don't want to accidentally overdrink on a Tuesday. Abigail Rosenthal, Houston Chronicle, 29 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overdrink was before the 12th century

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“Overdrink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overdrink. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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