take/sign the pledge definition, meaning - what is take/sign the pledge in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “take/sign the pledge”

See all translations

take/sign the pledge

UK old-fashioned or humorous
to make a formal promise to stop drinking alcohol: What's this then, you're only drinking orange juice - have you signed the pledge or something?
Translations of “take/sign the pledge”
in Chinese (Traditional) 發誓戒酒…
in Chinese (Simplified) 发誓戒酒…
(Definition of take/sign the pledge from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

Morse code

a system used for sending messages, in which letters and numbers are represented by short and long marks, sounds, or flashes of light

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

e-juice noun

April 27, 2015
the liquid content in an e-cigarette, which includes nicotine and may be flavoured in various ways Cannabidiol oil that comes from industrial hemp plants, which is what is infused into our e-juice, is 100 per cent legal.

Read More