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 drinksip, alcohol, cup, liquor, refreshment, glass, booze, brew, inhale, consume, drain, gulp, guzzle, suck, quaff, slurp, toast, potion, shot, liquid
Examples from the Web for drink
Contemporary Examples of drink
Their logic: the sea-creature would come alive and drink up any remaining alcohol.History's Craziest Hangover Cures
December 30, 2014
Adults prepare food and drink dark sweet tea on the doorsteps of their homes as they watch their children playing.The Brothers Who Ambushed ISIS
Mohammed A. Salih
December 27, 2014
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’
December 26, 2014
If you drink from a flute, do so from a tulip-shape one to concentrate the notes, Simonetti-Bryan says.Champagne: You’re Drinking It All Wrong
December 20, 2014
What tastes great to an American consumer may not be what folks in China or India would choose to eat or drink.The Science of Ingredient Innovation
December 15, 2014
Historical Examples of drink
There is in this city a rag-picker so wealthy that he can afford to drink wine every day.
His mother lay on a wretched bed in the corner, half stupefied with drink.Brave and Bold
I'd worked wid my mouf full of dust, but could not stop to get a drink of water.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
As our horses would not drink it, it can be imagined how salt it was.Explorations in Australia
And to his astonishment there was none of the shocking effect of his first drink of whisky.Way of the Lawless
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