take to drink

Definition of take to drink

  1. :  to begin drinking lots of alcohol It was during this period that she took to drink.

Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

drinkplay
  1. :  swallow, imbibe

    :  to take in or suck up :  absorb

    :  to join in a toast (see 2toast 3) to

  1. :  a liquid suitable for swallowing

    :  alcoholic beverages

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


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