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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.
Gird thyself, and serve me, till have eaten and
drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink.
He shall drink of the wrath the Almighty. --Job xxi.
Drink of the cup that can not cloy. --Keble.
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.
And they drank, and were merry with him. --Gem.
Bolingbroke always spoke freely when he had drunk
To drink to, to salute in drinking; to wish well to, in the
act of taking the cup; to pledge in drinking.
I drink to the general joy of the whole table,
And to our dear friend Banquo. --Shak.
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