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To drink alcohol, or to be drunk - thesaurus

Synonyms

drink

verb

to drink alcohol, especially regularly or too often

abuse

verb

to use alcohol or illegal drugs in a way that is harmful to your health

sober up

to become sober after being drunk

swill

verb

to drink a large amount of something, especially alcohol, in an enthusiastic way

toast

verb

to drink a toast to someone

lace

verb

to put a small amount of strong alcohol, a drug, or poison into a drink or food, sometimes secretly

sober up

to make someone become less drunk

tipple

verb

informal to drink alcohol

knock back

to drink alcohol quickly or in large amounts

booze

verb

informal to drink alcohol

outdrink

verb

to drink more alcohol than someone else

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be drunk and disorderly

to behave in a noisy or violent way in a public place because you are drunk. This is an offence in the UK

belt down

to drink alcoholic drinks quickly, one after another

carouse

verb

mainly literary to drink alcohol and enjoy yourself in a noisy way

cut off

Americaninformal to not allow someone to buy any more alcoholic drinks in a bar because they have already drunk too many

drink like a fish

to drink a lot of alcohol regularly

drink someone under the table

to drink more alcohol than someone else without becoming as drunk as they do

drown your sorrows

to get drunk in order to try to forget your problems

go on a bender

to drink a very large amount of alcohol in a short time

have a skinful

to drink a lot of alcohol and get drunk

have had a few (too many)

to be drunk

have one too many

to drink too much alcohol

hit the bottle/take to the bottle

to start drinking a lot of alcohol

hold your drink

to be able to drink a lot of alcohol without getting drunk

revel

verb

mainly literary to celebrate or enjoy yourself in a lively and noisy way, especially by singing, dancing, and drinking alcohol

sink

verb

Britishinformal to drink alcoholic drinks

take a pull

to drink something, especially an alcoholic drink

wet your whistle

to have a drink, especially of alcohol

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