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Definition of drink noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a liquid for drinking; an amount of a liquid that you drink Can Ihave a drink? soft drinks (= cold drinks without alcohol) a drink of water food and drink She took a drink from the glass and then put it down.
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] alcohol or an alcoholic drink; something that you drink on a social occasion They went for a drink. The drinks are on me (= I'll pay for them). I need a stiff drink (= a very strong drink). He has a drinking problem. (humorous) The kids are enough to drive me to drink. She took to drink (= drank too much alcohol) after her marriage broke up.
  3. 3drinks [plural] a social occasion where you have alcoholic drinks Would you like to come for drinks on Sunday?
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