verb (used without object), drank or (Nonstandard) drunk, drunk or, often, drank, drink·ing.
verb (used with object), drank or (Nonstandard) drunk, drunk or, often, drank, drink·ing.
Origin of drink
Synonyms for drink
The standard and most frequent form of the past participle of drink in both speech and writing is drunk : Who has drunk all the milk? However, perhaps because of the association of drunk with intoxication, drank is widely used as a past participle in speech by educated persons and must be considered an alternate standard form: The tourists had drank their fill of the scenery. See also drunk.
Related Words for drankinhale, consume, sip, drain, gulp, guzzle, suck, quaff, slurp, toast, sponge, gargle, irrigate, slosh, swill, imbibe, absorb, swig, indulge, tipple
Examples from the Web for drank
Contemporary Examples of drank
“Bars love to tell those stories: ‘So and so drank here, and George Washington slept here,’” Sismondo says.The Bars That Made America Great
December 28, 2014
Normally at high latitude you feel really unwell, but I drank it and felt rejuvenated.Bulletproof Coffee and the Case for Butter as a Health Food
December 27, 2014
Caligula drank “pearls of great price dissolved in vinegar.”An Ivy League Frat Boy’s Shallow Repentance
November 24, 2014
Then, she claims that after she drank the coffee, she felt woozy.How Bill Cosby Allegedly Silenced His Accusers Through A Tabloid Smear Campaign
November 21, 2014
As President, the Father of the Constitution James Madison drank a pint a day.The Booze That Saved America
November 8, 2014
Historical Examples of drank
He raised his flagon and drank to him, with a merry flash of his white teeth.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
Katie brought his coffee to his room, and he drank it standing.
The night assistant sent coffee down to them, and they drank it.
No one drank except as the leader said they could, and at night they made prayers and songs.The Trail Book
Laughingly they drank this toast; and the skewers were filled a second time.Her Father's Daughter
verb drinks, drinking, drank (dræŋk) or drunk (drʌŋk)
Word Origin for drink
Old English drincan "to drink," also "to swallow up, engulf" (class III strong verb; past tense dranc, past participle druncen), from Proto-Germanic *drengkan (cf. Old Saxon drinkan, Old Frisian drinka, Dutch drinken, Old High German trinkan, German trinken, Old Norse drekka, Gothic drigkan "to drink"), of uncertain origin, perhaps from a root meaning "to draw." Not found outside Germanic.
Most Indo-European words for this trace to PIE *po(i)- (cf. Greek pino, Latin biber, Irish ibim, Old Church Slavonic piti, Russian pit'; see imbibe).
The noun meaning "beverage, alcoholic beverage" was in late Old English.
The noun, AS. drinc, would normally have given southern drinch (cf. drench), but has been influenced by the verb. [Weekley]
To drink like a fish is first recorded 1747.
In addition to the idioms beginning with drink
- drink like a fish
- drink to
- drive someone crazy (to drink)
- into the drink
- meat and drink to
- nurse a drink