sip

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. drink, imbibe, taste; siphon, suck. —n. taste, soupçon, sampling; drink, draft; modicum. See food, drinking.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. taste, drink in, sup, sample; see drink 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
taste, swallow, drop, sample, lick, *swig, nip, dram, *hit.
II
v.
taste, *slurp, sample, *take a swig, *take a hit, sup, siphon, suck through a straw.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb To take into the mouth and swallow (a liquid): drink, imbibe, pull on, quaff, sup. Informal: swig, toss down (or off). Slang: belt. Idiom: wet one's whistle. See MOUTH. II noun 1. An act of drinking or the amount swallowed: draft, drink, potation, pull, quaff, sup, swill. Informal: swig. Slang: belt. See MOUTH. 2. A small amount of liquor: dram, drop, jigger, shot, tot1. Informal: nip2, slug1. Slang: snort. See BIG, INGESTION.

English dictionary for students. 2013.

Synonyms:
(a littie at a time), / , (in small quantities) / , , ,


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