drink

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdrɪŋk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/drɪŋk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(dringk)


Inflections of 'drink' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
drinks
v 3rd person singular
drinking
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
drank
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
drunk
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference Collins English Usage © 2020
drink
Drink can be a verb or a noun.
used as a transitive verb
When you drink a liquid, you take it into your mouth and swallow it. The past tense of drink is drank.
You should drink water at every meal.
I drank some of my tea.
The -ed participle is drunk.
He was aware that he had drunk too much coffee.
used as an intransitive verb
If you use drink without an object, you are usually talking about drinking alcohol.
You shouldn't drink and drive.
If you say that someone drinks, you mean that they regularly drink too much alcohol.
Her mother drank, you know.
If you say that someone does not drink, you mean that they don't drink alcohol at all.
She doesn't smoke or drink.
used as a countable noun
A drink is an amount of liquid that you drink.
I asked her for a drink of water.
Lynne brought me a hot drink.
To have a drink means to spend some time, usually with other people, drinking alcoholic drinks.
I'm going to have a drink with some friends this evening.
Drinks usually refers to alcoholic drinks.
The drinks were served in the sitting room.
used as an uncountable noun
Drink is alcohol.
There was plenty of food and drink at the party.
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