• To consume (a liquid) through the mouth.
  • To consume the liquid contained within (a bottle, glass, etc.).
  • To consume alcoholic beverages.
  • To take in (a liquid), in any manner; to suck up; to absorb; to imbibe.
  • To take in; to receive within one, through the senses; to inhale; to hear; to see.
  • To smoke, as tobacco.



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  • From Middle English drynken, from Old English drincan, from Proto-West Germanic *drinkan, from Proto-Germanic *drinkaną, of uncertain origin; possibly from Proto-Indo-European *dʰrenǵ-, nasalised variant of *dʰreǵ-.
  • Cognate with West Frisian drinke, Low German drinken, Dutch drinken, German trinken, Danish and Norwegian Bokmål drikke, Norwegian Nynorsk drikka.
  • From Middle English drink, drinke (also as drinche, drunch), from Old English drynċ, from Proto-Germanic *drunkiz, *drankiz. Compare Dutch drank.

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