"drinking" in the noun sense
1. drinking, imbibing, imbibition
the act of consuming liquids
2. drink, drinking, boozing, drunkenness, crapulence
the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess
"drink was his downfall"
"drinking" in the verb sense
1. drink, imbibe
take in liquids
"The patient must drink several liters each day"
"The children like to drink soda"
2. hit the bottle, drink, booze, fuddle
"We were up drinking all night"
3. toast, drink, pledge, salute, wassail
propose a toast to
"Let us toast the birthday girl!"
"Let's drink to the New Year"
4. drink in, drink
be fascinated or spell-bound by pay close attention to
"The mother drinks in every word of her son on the stage"
5. drink, tope
drink excessive amounts of alcohol be an alcoholic
"The husband drinks and beats his wife"
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