Drank, n. Wild oats, or darnel grass. See Drake a plant. [Prov. Eng.]
Drank imp. of Drink.
Drink v. i. [imp. Drank formerly Drunk & p. p. Drunk, Drunken p. pr. & vb. n. Drinking. Drunken is now rarely used, except as a verbal adj. in sense of habitually intoxicated; the form drank, not infrequently used as a p. p., is not so analogical.]
1. To swallow anything liquid, for quenching thirst or other purpose; to imbibe; to receive or partake of, as if in satisfaction of thirst; as, to drink from a spring.
Gird thyself, and serve me, till have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink. --Luke xvii. 8.
He shall drink of the wrath the Almighty. --Job xxi. 20.
Drink of the cup that can not cloy. --Keble.
2. To quaff exhilarating or intoxicating liquors, in merriment or feasting; to carouse; to revel; hence, to lake alcoholic liquors to excess; to be intemperate in the ░se of intoxicating or spirituous liquors; to tipple.
And they drank, and were merry with him. --Gem. xliii. 34.
Bolingbroke always spoke freely when he had drunk freely. --Thackeray.
To drink to, to salute in drinking; to wish well to, in the act of taking the cup; to pledge in drinking.
I drink to the general joy of the whole table,
And to our dear friend Banquo. --Shak.
n 1: a single serving of a beverage; "I asked for a hot drink";
"likes a drink before dinner"
2: the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess; "drink
was his downfall" [syn: drinking, boozing, drunkenness,
3: any liquid suitable for drinking; "may I take your beverage
order?" [syn: beverage, drinkable, potable]
4: any large deep body of water; "he jumped into the drink and
had to be rescued"
5: the act of swallowing; "one swallow of the liquid was
enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his
lips" [syn: swallow, deglutition]
v 1: take in liquids; "The patient must drink several liters each
day"; "The children like to drink soda" [syn: imbibe]
2: consume alcohol; "We were up drinking all night" [syn: booze,
3: propose a toast to; "Let us toast the birthday girl!";
"Let's drink to the New Year" [syn: toast, pledge, salute,
4: be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to;
"The mother drinks in every word of her son on the stage"
[syn: drink in]
5: drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic; "The
husband drinks and beats his wife" [syn: tope]
[also: drunk, drank]