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 for Drinking
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drink \Drink\ (dr[i^][ng]k), v. i. [imp. Drank (dr[a^][ng]k),
     formerly Drunk (dr[u^][ng]k); & p. p. Drunk, Drunken
     (-'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Drinking. Drunken is now rarely
     used, except as a verbal adj. in sense of habitually
     intoxicated; the form drank, not infrequently used as a p.
     p., is not so analogical.] [AS. drincan; akin to OS. drinkan,
     D. drinken, G. trinken, Icel. drekka, Sw. dricka, Dan.
     drikke, Goth. drigkan. Cf. Drench, Drunken, Drown.]
     1. To swallow anything liquid, for quenching thirst or other
        purpose; to imbibe; to receive or partake of, as if in
        satisfaction of thirst; as, to drink from a spring.
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              Gird thyself, and serve me, till have eaten and
              drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink.
                                                    --Luke xvii.
                                                    8.
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              He shall drink of the wrath the Almighty. --Job xxi.
                                                    20.
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              Drink of the cup that can not cloy.   --Keble.
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     2. To quaff exhilarating or intoxicating liquors, in
        merriment or feasting; to carouse; to revel; hence, to
        lake alcoholic liquors to excess; to be intemperate in the
        ?se of intoxicating or spirituous liquors; to tipple.
        --Pope.
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              And they drank, and were merry with him. --Gem.
                                                    xliii. 34.
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              Bolingbroke always spoke freely when he had drunk
              freely.                               --Thackeray.
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     To drink to, to salute in drinking; to wish well to, in the
        act of taking the cup; to pledge in drinking.
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              I drink to the general joy of the whole table,
              And to our dear friend Banquo.        --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drinking \Drink"ing\, n.
     1. The act of one who drinks; the act of imbibing.
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     2. The practice of partaking to excess of intoxicating
        liquors.
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     3. An entertainment with liquors; a carousal.
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     Note: Drinking is used adjectively, or as the first part of a
           compound; as, a drinking song, drinking cup, drinking
           glass, drinking house, etc.
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     Drinking horn, a drinking vessel made of a horn.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  drinking
      n 1: the act of consuming liquids [syn: drinking, imbibing,
           imbibition]
      2: the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess; "drink was
         his downfall" [syn: drink, drinking, boozing,
         drunkenness, crapulence]

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