take to drink Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “take to drink” in the English Dictionary

"take to drink" in British English

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take to drink

old-fashioned to ​startdrinkingalcohol often, sometimes because of a ​personalproblem: He took to drink after his ​wifeleft him.
(Definition of take to drink from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “take to drink”
in Chinese (Simplified) (通常指因个人问题而)开始酗酒…
in Chinese (Traditional) (通常指因個人問題而)開始酗酒…
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