drinking Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “drinking” in the English Dictionary

"drinking" in British English

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drinkingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈdrɪŋ.kɪŋ/

drinking noun [U] (ALCOHOL)

the ​activity of drinking ​alcohol: I've done a lot of drinking since ​daddied. Drinking and ​driving is ​dangerous. The ​doctor told me to ​change my drinking habits (= not to ​drink so much ​alcohol).
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drinking noun [U] (LIQUID)

the ​act of taking ​liquid in through ​yourmouth: This ​water is not for drinking.
(Definition of drinking from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"drinking" in American English

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drinkingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈdrɪŋ·kɪŋ/
when someone ​drinksalcohol: Your drinking is a ​problem.
(Definition of drinking from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “drinking”
in Chinese (Simplified) 酒精, 喝酒,饮酒…
in Turkish içki içme, demlenme, alkol alma…
in Russian пьянство…
in Chinese (Traditional) 酒精, 喝酒,飲酒…
in Polish alkohol, picie (alkoholu)…
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