Synonyms for drink
- thirst quencher
Antonyms for drink
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DRINK
There is in this city a rag-picker so wealthy that he can afford to drink wine every day.
His mother lay on a wretched bed in the corner, half stupefied with drink.
I'd worked wid my mouf full of dust, but could not stop to get a drink of water.
As our horses would not drink it, it can be imagined how salt it was.
And to his astonishment there was none of the shocking effect of his first drink of whisky.
"I know you need a drink," said the bartender, looking at Andrew again.
I want to eat when I am hungry, sleep when I am weary, drink—well, any old time.
They want to loaf about, and drink, and be a nuisance to everybody, like some of the rich ones.
Let us eat and drink and do what good we can, for to-morrow we die!'
And here I drink to mine old comrades, and the saints be with them!
Old English drincan "to drink," also "to swallow up, engulf" (class III strong verb; past tense dranc, past participle druncen), from Proto-Germanic *drengkan (cf. Old Saxon drinkan, Old Frisian drinka, Dutch drinken, Old High German trinkan, German trinken, Old Norse drekka, Gothic drigkan "to drink"), of uncertain origin, perhaps from a root meaning "to draw." Not found outside Germanic.
Most Indo-European words for this trace to PIE *po(i)- (cf. Greek pino, Latin biber, Irish ibim, Old Church Slavonic piti, Russian pit'; see imbibe).
The noun meaning "beverage, alcoholic beverage" was in late Old English.
To drink like a fish is first recorded 1747.