[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). (British English) He's got a drink problem. (North American English) He has a drinking problem. (humorous) The children are enough to drive me to drink. (British English) They came home the worse for drink (= drunk). She took to drink (= often drank too much alcohol) after her marriage broke up.