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take to drink

old-fashioned
to start drinking alcohol often, sometimes because of a personal problem: He took to drink after his wife left him.
Translations of “take to drink”
in Chinese (Traditional) (通常指因個人問題而)開始酗酒…
in Chinese (Simplified) (通常指因个人问题而)开始酗酒…
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