Drinking

  • 1Drinking — Drink ing, n. 1. The act of one who drinks; the act of imbibing. [1913 Webster] 2. The practice of partaking to excess of intoxicating liquors. [1913 Webster] 3. An entertainment with liquors; a carousal. [1913 Webster] Note: Drinking is used… …

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  • 2Drinking in L.A. — Drinking in L.A. Single by Bran Van 3000 from the album Glee Released September 8, 1998 …

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  • 3drinking — c.1200, drinkinge, from prp. of DRINK (Cf. drink) (v.). Drinking problem alcoholism is from 1957; earlier was drinking habit (1899) …

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  • 4drinking — drinking; non·drinking; …

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  • 5Drinking — The act of drinking as depicted by a statue in Schloss Nordkirchen. Drinking is the act of consuming water or a beverage through the mouth. Water is required for many of life’s physiological processes. Both excessive and inadequate water intake… …

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  • 6drinking — /dring king/, adj. 1. suitable or safe to drink: drinking water. 2. used in drinking: a drinking glass. 3. addicted to or indulging excessively in alcohol: Is he a drinking man? 4. of or pertaining to the act of drinking, esp. the drinking of… …

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  • 7drinking — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ binge, excessive, heavy ▪ the health problems associated with heavy drinking ▪ moderate ▪ teen (AmE), underage …

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  • 8drinking — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Swallowing a liquid Nouns 1. drinking, imbibing, potation, libation; social drinking; bacchanalia; blue law; cocktail party, open or cash bar; bring your own bottle or booze, BYOB, compotation, keg party;… …

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  • 9drinking — drink•ing [[t]ˈdrɪŋ kɪŋ[/t]] adj. 1) suitable for or used in drinking: drinking water; a drinking glass[/ex] 2) of, pertaining to, or indulging in the drinking of alcohol, esp. to excess: drinking companions[/ex] 3) habitual and excessive… …

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  • 10drinking — drink|ing [ˈdrıŋkıŋ] n [U] the activity of drinking alcohol ▪ after a night of heavy drinking (=drinking a lot of alcohol) drinking companion/buddy/partner etc …

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  • 11drinking — drink|ing [ drıŋkıŋ ] noun uncount ** the activity of drinking alcohol: Andy goes out drinking every Friday. have a drinking problem (=regularly drink too much alcohol): She vehemently denies that she has a drinking problem …

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  • 12Drinking — Drink Drink (dr[i^][ng]k), v. i. [imp. {Drank} (dr[a^][ng]k), formerly {Drunk} (dr[u^][ng]k); & p. p. {Drunk}, {Drunken} ( n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Drinking}. Drunken is now rarely used, except as a verbal adj. in sense of habitually intoxicated; the …

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  • 13drinking — n. 1) excessive; hard, heavy drinking 2) a bout of drinking * * * [ drɪŋkɪŋ] hard heavydrinking about of excessive …

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  • 14drinking */*/ — UK [ˈdrɪŋkɪŋ] / US noun [uncountable] the activity of drinking alcohol Andy goes out drinking every Friday …

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  • 15drinking — noun 1. the act of consuming liquids (Freq. 10) • Syn: ↑imbibing, ↑imbibition • Derivationally related forms: ↑imbibe (for: ↑imbibition), ↑imbibe ( …

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  • 16drinking — [[t]drɪ̱ŋkɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Someone s drinking friends or companions are people they regularly drink alcohol with. → See also drink …

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  • 17drinking — [ˈdrɪŋkɪŋ] noun [U] the activity of drinking alcohol …

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  • 18drinking — drink·ing || drɪŋkɪŋ n. consumption of a liquid drɪŋk n. beverage, liquid which is swallowed to quench one s thirst; alcoholic beverage v. consume liquids; consume alcoholic beverages; absorb moisture; eagerly absorb through the senses;… …

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  • 19drinking — n. Tippling, toping, intemperate habits …

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  • 20drinking —  a refreshment between meals, used by ploughmen, who eat a bit of bread and cheese and drink some beer when they come out of the fields, at ten in the morning and six in the evening. Kent …

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