drink

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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A liquid for drinking, or a portion of this]
Syn. beverage, sip, gulp, potion, potable, libation, drop, bottle, glass, toast, belt, refreshment, thirst quencher, draft, potation, drinkable, liquid, quaff, brew, tonic, tall drink, long drink, shot, jigger, dram, double, bumper, stirrup cup, swig*, slug*, nip*, swill*, drag*, spot*; see also sense 2.
2. [An alcoholic beverage]
Syn. liquor, alcohol, spirits, cocktail, mixed drink, highball, aperitif, hard liquor, intoxicant, strong drink, ardent spirits, aqua vitae, schnapps, punch, booze*, the bottle*, the sauce*, hard stuff*, hooch*, juice*, rotgut*, moonshine*, John Barleycorn*, firewater*, poison*, bracer*, chaser*, short one*, stiff one*, snort*, snifter*, quickie*, jolt*, nightcap*, one for the road*, eye-opener*, pick-me-up*, hair of the dog*, three fingers*, the cup that cheers*, Mickey Finn*; see also sense 1.
Alcoholic beverages include: beer, wine, whiskey, Scotch, rye, bourbon, Irish whiskey, gin, vodka, rum, Demon Rum*, brandy, Cognac, liqueur, cordial, Champagne, bubbly*, ale, stout, grog, hot toddy, sake, ouzo, arrack, absinthe, Pernod (trademark), tequila, pulque, slivovitz, sangria, Southern Comfort, mead, flip, boilermaker*; see also beer , brandy , cocktail , gin , whiskey , wine .
3. [A nonalcoholic beverage].
Nonalcoholic beverages include: water, soda water, soft drink, sarsaparilla, mineral water, carbonated water, sparkling water, seltzer, club soda, cola, Coke (trademark), ginger ale, root beer, pop, soda pop, tonic, quinine, Perrier, Vichy water, coffee, tea, cocoa, hot chocolate, chocolate milk, milkshake, frappe, malted milk, shake, smoothie, frosted, lemonade, orangeade, punch, ice-cream soda, bottled drink, orange juice, tomato juice, grapefruit juice, etc.; mixer, Shirley Temple, chaser; see also coffee , milk , tea 1 , water 1 . v.
1. [To swallow liquid]
Syn. gulp, take, sip, quaff, take a draft, suck, guzzle, swig, swill, slake (one's) thirst, imbibe, swallow, absorb, wash down, lap up, toss off, wet one's whistle*, moisten the tonsils*, slurp*, gargle*, inhale*, down*; see also swallow .
2. [To consume alcoholic liquor]
Syn. tipple, swill, swig, carouse, dissipate, get drunk, booze*, take a drop*, take a nip*, wet one's whistle*, belt down*, down*, chug-a-lug*, knock back*, grease the gills*, soak*, liquor up*, hit the bottle*, drain the cup*, tie one on*, tank up*, bend the elbow*, go on a drunk, go on a binge, go on a spree, go on a bender*, cheer the inner man*.
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
liquid, beverage, refreshment, thirst quencher, soda, soft drink, *pop, punch, nectar of the gods, swallow, sip, swig, taste, *hit, *booze, liquor, shot, nip, *slug, potation, *hard stuff, *rot gut, firewater, draft, quaff, jigger, *snort, *pull. ''The social lubricant.''—Edward Strecker. see cocktail, liqueur, liquor, moonshine
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v.
swallow, sip, down, guzzle, *chug-a-lug, swig, quaff, *take a hit, *take a shot, have a taste, quench one's thirst, gulp, imbibe, drain, swill, *wet one's whistle, wash down, tipple, *bend the elbow, *gargle, *have a nip.
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To take into the mouth and swallow (a liquid): imbibe, pull on, quaff, sip, sup. Informal: swig, toss down (or off). Slang: belt. Idiom: wet one's whistle. See MOUTH. 2. To take alcoholic liquor, especially excessively or habitually: guzzle, imbibe, tipple. Informal: nip2. Slang: booze, lush2, soak, tank up. Idioms: bend the elbow, hit the bottle. See DRUGS. 3. To take m (moisture or liquid): absorb, imbibe, soak (up), sop up, take up. See GIVE. 4. To salute by raising and drinking from a glass: pledge, toast. See DESIRE, REMEMBER. II noun 1. Any liquid that is fit for drinking: beverage, drinkable, liquor, potable. See DRY. 2. An act of drinking or the amount swallowed: draft, potation, pull, quaff, sip, sup, swill. Informal: swig. Slang: belt. See MOUTH.

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