strong drink

noun

Definition of strong drink

: intoxicating liquor

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Synonyms & Antonyms for strong drink

Synonyms

Antonyms

  • nonintoxicant
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Examples of strong drink in a Sentence

he's been known to partake of strong drink now and then
Recent Examples on the Web Like most of us, Roach, Orji, and Ellis are embracing this unusual holiday season with the help of a strong drink. Annie Goldsmith, Town & Country, "Law Roach, Yvonne Orji, and Jay Ellis Share Their Favorite Holiday Cocktail Recipes," 18 Dec. 2020 Churchill, who came to the pinnacle on May 10, 1940, was widely regarded as unstable, melodramatic and overly fond of strong drink. Jon Meacham, New York Times, "Great Leadership in a Time of Crisis," 24 Mar. 2020 Open Monday through Saturday until Christmas Eve, expect strong drinks, holiday tunes, and twinkling lights, alongside elevated ‘70s-cocktail food, like weenies in barbecue sauce, meatballs in red sauce, and warm chocolate chip cookies. Joseph Hernandez, Condé Nast Traveler, "Christmas in Chicago: 23 Festive Things to Do This Season," 5 Dec. 2019 Where to dine alone around Denver Run for the Roses is an underground cocktail bar with some of the strongest drinks and one of the friendliest staff in town, while Pony Up, nearby, serves addictive French dips in an everyone’s-welcome locale. Josie Sexton, The Denver Post, "Party of one: It’s never been a better time to dine alone in Denver. Here’s how it’s done.," 9 Oct. 2019 The Drinks Should Be Flowing A strong drink setup is essential to any Memorial Day party, because what is a summer BBQ without a full cocktail list?! Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Everything You Need to Plan the Perfect Memorial Day Party," 16 Apr. 2019 The Drinks Should Be Flowing A strong drink setup is essential to any Memorial Day party, because what is a summer BBQ without a full cocktail list?! Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Everything You Need to Plan the Perfect Memorial Day Party," 16 Apr. 2019 The Drinks Should Be Flowing A strong drink setup is essential to any Memorial Day party, because what is a summer BBQ without a full cocktail list?! Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Everything You Need to Plan the Perfect Memorial Day Party," 16 Apr. 2019 There’s a slow-cooked meal being made just about every night here, like gumbo or chili, alongside a slow-going process of the sipping of strong drinks, the telling of old stories, the entrance of strangers, the arrival of friends. John Carlisle, Detroit Free Press, "Tavern always on the rocks serves nostalgia with a twist," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of strong drink

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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7 Jan 2021

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“Strong drink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strong%20drink. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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