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 for To drink to
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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