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"drink" in British English

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drinknoun [C or U]

uk   /drɪŋk/ us   /drɪŋk/
A1 (an amount of) liquid that is taken into the body through the mouth: Would you like a drink of water/tea/juice? They'd had no food or drink for two days.

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A2 alcoholic liquid: 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, especially alcoholic drinks: Come for drinks on Saturday.UK We're having a small drinks party for one of our colleagues who's leaving next week.

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drinkverb

uk   /drɪŋk/ 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 orange juice every morning.
  • drink verb (TAKE ALCOHOL)

[I] to take in an alcoholic liquid: 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 liquid containing alcohol: Who's buying the drinks?
(Definition of drink from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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