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noun drink pronunciation in British English /drɪŋk/
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  1. 1
    [countable] an amount of liquid that someone drinks
    Cassie always had a drink and a snack when she got home from school.
    drink of: I need a drink of water.
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    1. a.
      [countable] a particular kind of liquid for drinking
      What drink would you like?
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    2. b.
      [uncountable] drinks in general
      They had had no food or drink all day.
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  2. 2
    [countable] an alcoholic drink
    Hector ordered drinks at the bar.
    go for/have a drink: Would you like to go for a drink after work?
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the habit of drinking alcoholic drinks
      After the accident she turned to drink.
      have a drink problem (=regularly drink too much alcohol): I’ve heard that his wife has a drink problem.


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