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verb     drink pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participledrinking
past tensedrank
past participledrunk
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to take liquid into your body through your mouth

    Everyone stood around drinking cups of coffee.

    Drink your orange juice, Thomas.

    drink from/out of:

    Rosie drank thirstily from her canteen.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to drink alcohol, especially regularly or too often

    My parents don’t drink.

    The young man had been out drinking with his friends.

    drink and drive (=drive after drinking alcohol):

    The campaign against drinking and driving will continue.

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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