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English definition of “take to drink”

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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…
(Definition of take to drink from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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