Definition for DRINK

DRINK, v.t.

  1. To swallow, as liquids; to receive, as a fluid, into the stomach; as, to drink water or wine.
  2. To suck in; to absorb; to imbibe. And let the purple violets drink the stream. – Dryden.
  3. To take in by any inlet; to hear; to see; as, to drink words or the voice. – Shak. Pope. I drink delicious poison from thy eye. – Pope.
  4. To take in air; to inhale. To drink down, is to act on by drinking; to reduce or subdue; as, to drink down unkindness. – Shak. To drink off, to drink the whole at a draught; as, to drink off a cup of cordial. To drink in, to absorb; to take or receive into any inlet. To drink up, to drink the whole. To drink health, or to the health, a customary civility in which a person at taking a glass or cup, expresses his respect or kind wishes for another.

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