drink Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"drink" in British English

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drinknoun [C or U]

uk   us   /drɪŋk/

drink noun [C or U] (LIQUID)

A1 (an ​amount of) ​liquid that is taken into the ​body through the ​mouth: Would you like a drink ofwater/​tea/​juice? They'd had no ​food or drink for two ​days.
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drink noun [C or U] (ALCOHOL)

A2 alcoholicliquid: Do we have ​time for a ​quick drink? Whose ​turn is it to ​buy the drinks?UK We ​ran out of drink at the ​party.drinks [plural] a ​party at which you have drinks, ​especiallyalcoholic drinks: Come for drinks on ​Saturday.UK We're having a ​small drinks party for one of ​ourcolleagues who's ​leaving next ​week.
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drinkverb

uk   us   /drɪŋk/ (drank, drunk)

drink verb (LIQUID)

A1 [I or T] to take ​liquid into the ​body through the ​mouth: He drank three ​glasses of ​water. The ​animals came down to the ​waterhole to drink.
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drink verb (ALCOHOL)

A2 [I] to drink ​alcohol: "Would you like a ​glass of ​wine?" "No ​thanks, I don't drink." I didn't drink at all while I was ​pregnant.
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(Definition of drink from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"drink" in American English

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drinkverb

 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 ​orangejuice every ​morning.

drink verb (TAKE ALCOHOL)

[I] to take in an ​alcoholicliquid: He used to drink ​heavily.

drinknoun

 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 ​liquidcontainingalcohol: Who's ​buying the drinks?
(Definition of drink from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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