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.
- drink like a fish,
- drink to,
- drink to me only with thine eyes,
Origin of 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.
Examples from the Web for drink
Their logic: the sea-creature would come alive and drink up any remaining alcohol.
Adults prepare food and drink dark sweet tea on the doorsteps of their homes as they watch their children playing.
Moviegoers enjoyed a drink at the bar and milled around waiting for the 10:15 p.m. showing of The Interview.I Was Honeydicked Into Spending Christmas with ‘The Interview’|Allison McNearney|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you drink from a flute, do so from a tulip-shape one to concentrate the notes, Simonetti-Bryan says.
What tastes great to an American consumer may not be what folks in China or India would choose to eat or drink.
In New York, a quick-witted toper went into a bar-room and called for something to drink.The American Joe Miller|Various
Don't we go to the township for a few little necessaries an' have a drink on the whole thing?The Boss of Taroomba|E. W. Hornung
The Cubans nearly all drink, but very little at a time, and rarely get drunk.Pioneering in Cuba|James Meade Adams
Every person in Europe supposes that a dog would run mad if deprived of drink.Perils and Captivity|Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard
Norry gave him the drink and then sat down on the edge of the bed, silently waiting.The Plastic Age|Percy Marks
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