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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Old English drincan

Verb

Infinitive
to drink

Third person singular
drinks

Simple past
drank or drunk (Southern US)

Past participle
drunk

Present participle
drinking

to drink (third-person singular simple present drinks, present participle drinking, simple past drank or drunk (Southern US), past participle drunk)
  1. (transitive) To consume liquid through the mouth.
    You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.
  2. (intransitive) To consume alcoholic beverages.
    You've been drinking, haven't you?
    No thanks, I don't drink.
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Etymology 2

Old English drync

Noun

Singular
drink

Plural
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  1. A served beverage.
    I’d like another drink please.
  2. A served alcoholic beverage.
    Can I buy you a drink?
  3. The action of drinking, especially with the verbs take or have.
    He was about to take a drink from his root beer.
  4. A type of beverage (usually mixed)
    My favourite drink is the White Russian.
  5. Alcohol beverages in general.
    It’s enough to drive you to drink.
    She has a problem with the drink.
  6. (the drink; colloquial) Any body of water.
    If he doesn't pay off the mafia, he’ll wear cement shoes to the bottom of the drink!
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Afrikaans

Etymology

Dutch drinken.

Verb

drink

  1. to drink

Czech

Noun

drink

  1. drink; a (mixed) alcoholic beverage

Danish

Noun

drink

  1. drink; a (mixed) alcoholic beverage

Dutch

Verb

drink

  1. The first-person singular present tense of drinken.
  2. The imperative form of drinken.

Low Saxon

Verb

drink

  1. drink; first person singular of drinken

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

Inflection for drink Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative drink drinken drinkar drinkarna
Genitive drinks drinkens drinkars drinkarnas

drink c.

  1. drink; a (mixed) alcoholic beverage

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