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drink

verb  us   /drɪŋk/ (past tense drank  /dræŋk/ , past participle drunk  /drʌŋk/ )

drink verb (TAKE LIQUID)

[I/T] to take in and swallow an amount of liquid through the mouth: [T] She drinks a glass of orange juice every morning.

drink verb (TAKE ALCOHOL)

[I] to take in an alcoholic liquid: He used to drink heavily.

drink

noun  us   /drɪŋk/

drink noun (LIQUID)

[C/U] liquid which is taken into the body through the mouth: [C] May I have a drink of water?

drink noun (ALCOHOL)

[C] a liquid containing alcohol: Who's buying the drinks?
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