Related formsun·drink·ing, adjective
Definition for drinking (2 of 2)
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
Related formsout·drink, verb (used with object), out·drank or (Nonstandard) out·drunk; out·drunk or, often, out·drank; out·drink·ing.o·ver·drink, verb (used with object), o·ver·drank or (Nonstandard) o·ver·drunk; o·ver·drunk or, often, o·ver·drank; o·ver·drink·ing.
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 drinking
Before anti-vaxxers, there were anti-fluoriders: a group who spread fear about the anti-tooth decay agent added to drinking water.
Placed in drinking water, fluoride can serve people who otherwise have poor access to dental care.
Added to drinking water at concentrations of around one part per million, fluoride ions stick to dental plaque.
Nobody ever says they want to become a cop so they can bust people for urinating in public or drinking alcohol on their stoop.
The billionaire philanthropist tastes the product of a machine that processes human sewage into drinking water and electricity.
It is always of a deep colour, and is doubtless introduced in the state of cercaria, when the animal is drinking.Animal Parasites and Messmates|P. J. Van Beneden
Men go sighing on, drinking their rivers of pleasure and climbing their mountains of vanity.The Hart and the Water-Brooks;|John R. Macduff
The night is spent in eating, drinking, smoking, singing and dancing.The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)|Sir James George Frazer
I was very abusive when I was drinking; I would knock a man down with a club.Steve P. Holcombe, the Converted Gambler|Rev. Gross Alexander
I can never tell you of the eating and the drinking, the songs that were sung and the jokes that went around the table.The Russian Grandmother's Wonder Tales|Louise Seymour Houghton
British Dictionary definitions for drinking
verb drinks, drinking, drank (dræŋk) or drunk (drʌŋk)
Derived Formsdrinkable, adjective
Word Origin for drink
Idioms and Phrases with drinking
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