1.1(any liquid)bebida femininefood and drink — comida y bebida
- Cliff nodded, washing down his mouthful with a drink of pale liquid that smelled heavily of mangos.
- She looked worried and asked if I wanted a drink from her water bottle.
- In addition, children were drinking huge quantities of sugary drinks which they bought from vending machines and at convenience stores and also drank at home.
- Hot drinks and water must be available, as must first aid facilities to deal with injured persons.
- Discourage your kids from drinking too many fizzy drinks.
- ‘Along with fizzy drinks, sweets are the main cause of tooth decay which affects around half of children in the UK,’ he fumed.
- We all clicked our glasses together and took drinks before bursting into laughter.
- Jamie dropped his eyes to the drink in front of him and picked it up, swirling the contents in the glass before taking a drink.
- Hanging up the phone, she took a big drink from her glass and tried to pretend the taste didn't bother her.
- My mother and the rest of the firemen's wives had the duty of bringing coffee and other drinks to the firemen.
- Cream teas, ice creams and cold drinks will be served throughout the afternoon.
- And she took a drink from her glass, her gaze wandering to some distant point in the sky.
- There were also quite a few desserts and hot drinks to choose from.
- Frequent intake of water and non-caffeinated drinks will prevent drying of the mouth.
- It is important to avoid constantly snacking on sugary foods or sipping fizzy drinks.
- This isn't like A-levels - you can go for little walks, go to the loo, have little drinks of water.
- She took a long drink of water, swallowing it slowly as she looked around the courtyard.
- I padded downstairs and let him out for a drink of water.
- She picked up her glass and took a drink in an attempt to look unconcerned.
- It took me a good few minutes and a drink of water to come round.
- She sipped a drink through a pink straw, occasionally glancing up at him.
- ‘This woman said she felt unwell and asked for a drink of water,’ he said.
- On the far right corner, was a long table of refreshments, with drinks and treats for the guests.
- Kelli was grateful to take a long, hot drink from her cup.
- Shops along Hennessy Road did a roaring trade selling water and canned drinks to thirsty crowds.
- Visitors will also be able to relax with a refreshing drink and snack in the dining room.
- She tossed them in her mouth and swallowed them with a long drink of water.
- Also available are hot and cold drinks and light refreshments at very reasonable prices.
- However, if you enjoy the taste of herbs as a garnish to your food, why not enjoy their refreshing and health-giving properties in refreshing summer drinks.
- Kat took the last drink from her glass and it was replaced the second she set it down.
- A health-conscious public has driven sales of water and energy drinks, whose growth has been particularly strong in the past year.
- Cassandra took a drink of water, clearing her throat from so much talk.
- I am aware that I need to consume a sports drink during training for both fluid and fuel replacement.
- This is an excellent spot to have a pleasant lunch or a refreshing drink.
- She was distressed and had to be given several drinks of water.
- He took a long drink of water from the spring and lay under the shade of the tree, awaiting nightfall, when he could pick up a pup or two for supper.
- Adam dropped his eyes to his glass, took a drink and reached for the bottle.
- Keep your body refreshed by enjoying summer drinks such as mint juleps or raspberry iced teas.
- His voice cracked with emotion and he paused for a drink of water when he started describing the events leading to Mrs Thompson's death.
- But public health experts warned against drinking large quantities of sugary drinks in a bid to boost memory function.
1.2(alcohol)bebida femininebefore noun he has a drink problem — bebe demasiado
- But all they did was trash it and bring in drink.
- Like many successful Irish events, Dublin football games are bound up with the vast consumption of drink.
- At the same time a national report to the Royal College of Psychiatrists highlighted the fact that British men were the most depressed in Europe, with many hiding their problems in drink, drugs and workaholism.
- She is convinced he has dabbled in drink and drugs and has appealed for help from education bosses.
- Youths have been using the sculpture as a hiding place behind which they can indulge in drink and drugs.
- Unschooled in the necessity of being accountable for her own actions and given to bouts of depression, Margaret took refuge in drink.
- He describes the extravagant body language, the noise, the excessive consumption of food and drink.
- The union are also keen to see a more relaxed attitude to the consumption of alcohol at Murrayfield, where no drink is allowed in the stadium.
- There has been a big increase in drink being bought in off-licences for 15- to 17-year-olds.
- He drowned his sorrows in drink, and by playing his drum.
- As his love walked away into the night, the kilted supporter took solace in drink and song, as members of the Tartan Army do.
- ‘We have to provide alternatives for young people so that they don't become involved in drink and drugs,’ he said.
- He told the meeting that there would be no consumption of drink at the museum.
- So I do what I always do, drown my sorrows in drink.
- A woman knew a good thing when she saw it - and that was a man with good career prospects who wasn't overly interested in drink, gambling or sex.
- One of the most spectacular break-ins was that at Barrett's Bar at Church Street, where £350 was taken in drink and cigarettes.
- He noted how we feel sympathy for a soldier who is physically wounded, but have little compassion for the soldiers, as he put it, at the back of the legion hall hiding their inner torment in drink.
- He is a rash, flamboyant warrior given to excesses of drink and courage.
- I took solace in drink, of which there was a plentiful supply.
- Back among their brethren in Harlem many took comfort in late-night jams - where the music really swung - but also in drink and hard drugs.
2.1(amount drunk, served, sold)have a drink of water/milk — toma un poco de agua/leche Latin America
- I'm thirsty, may I have a drink? — tengo sed ¿me das algo para tomar?
- would you like a hot drink? — ¿quieres beber algo caliente?
- [ S ]cold drinks — bebidas frescas
- before noun drinks dispenser / machine — máquina de bebidas
2.2(alcoholic)copa femininetrago masculine informalto have a drink — tomar una copa
- the drinks are on me! — ¡yo invito!
- to go for a drink — salir a tomar una copa
- we're invited for drinks — nos han invitado a tomar algo / a tomar unas copas
- before noun drinks cabinet — mueble-bar
- drinks party — cóctel
- There is a good selection of drinks, especially wine served by the glass, and a couple of real ales Courage Best and Directors.
- There are a number of young people who think that if they drink out of a bottle rather than a glass, their drink will not be spiked.
- York Racecourse has applied to vary its alcohol licence, which will allow drinks to be sold and consumed on the new lawn.
- They come across as the people at a party who are standing in the corner and are just dying to have a dance, only they need one or two more drinks to get the courage.
- He encouraged the alcoholic to have a drink with him.
- Smith, the mother of a young son, had been persuaded to go for a drink and thought a glass of wine would leave her system in an hour.
- For the pre-dinner crowd, Martinis are still the drink of choice.
- The women were also asked to estimate the number of standard drinks they consumed in a typical drinking episode.
- I also got free drinks from the bartenders.
- But he then had a pint of lager and one drink led to another.
- Stiffer penalties were imposed for being drunk and clubs had to meet strict conditions to obtain a licence to serve drinks to members only.
- We were ordering drinks at the bar and she started laying into me about Natasha.
- Adam snatched up the bottle and glanced quickly towards Grace who was busy serving drinks herself.
- The bartender poured a drink into a shot glass, and gave it to him.
- This will be used to make sure drinks have not been watered down by dishonest landlords.
- Jessica spotted Billy out of the corner of her eye sipping his drink at the bar.
- If they are granted he could serve drinks up to 2am as long as it is in conjunction with music, singing or dancing and refreshments are available, said Gloucestershire licensing officer PC Phil Cummings.
- It was the bar-owners' idea to offer - at no extra cost - food to nibble with drinks, to avoid inebriation.
- With 94.2 miles under our belt, our now habitual evening drink - a pint of shandy - had never tasted so good.
- After a shower and some clean clothes we went out for a drink to celebrate my safe return.
3slang(sea)the drink — la mar
- Me and Keith got caught by an alarmingly large gust of wind and ended up in the drink.
- When I stepped off my boat I found that after weeks at sea I could hardly stand - as soon as I stepped onto the jetty I almost fell straight backwards into the drink again.
- She was known as a ‘forgiving’ boat, allowing her crew to make mistakes without tossing them into the drink.
transitive verbdrank, drunk
1(beverage/wine) beber(beverage/wine) tomar Latin Americagive me something to drink — dame algo de beber
- they drank the bar dry — se lo bebieron todo
- I'll drink your good health — ¡a tu salud!
- He added that his greatest concern was about how they would be able to persuade Johnny to drink liquids after his procedure.
- It wasn't safe to farm there or to drink the water.
- Also, remember that it is better to drink dirty water than to go without drinking water all.
- We started off by drinking cocktails in a bar in Old Compton Street.
- For example, a study showed women drank soda faster with rapid music in the background.
- I can distinctly remember wondering how anyone could bring themselves to drink this disgusting liquid.
- They had drunk green tea while waiting for the ambulance to arrive.
- I've been up all night drinking tea, picking through books, cooling my head.
- I live in the village and we can't drink the water out of the taps.
- His mother, Tracy, drank the tap water while pregnant with Thomas and she and her husband are now convinced that this was the cause of his afflictions.
- As Miguel stood chatting to Cindy, Donella sat alone drinking a coffee when Clare came in.
- The others wished that they hadn't drank so much coffee from the buffet table.
- He sighed, and tipped the glass up, drinking what was left.
- I prefer to drink green tea hot and in a cup.
- He nodded wordlessly and then thirstily drank the water she offered.
- She slowly drank the hot liquid and looked up occasionally at her husband.
- Melissa took it from her and drank what was left in one gulp.
- She drank her small carton of milk, which had gotten a bit warm since she had been handed it.
- I stopped to sit and drink from the fountain I remembered from years before.
- We were celebrating Matthew's success in a SoHo restaurant at the time, and drinking cocktails in the garden.
intransitive verbdrank, drunk
1(swallow)bebertomar Latin Americato drink from the bottle/out of a glass — beber de la botella/en un vaso
2.1(consume alcohol)bebertomar Latin AmericaI don't drink — no tomo (alcohol) Latin America
- We can save a small fortune by simply dropping bad habits like smoking, drinking and gambling.
- But one local councillor believes Government proposals for 24 hour drinking in pubs and clubs might halt any improvement.
- Parents who drink responsibly can enjoy alcohol in moderate amounts and it does not have a bad effect on their children.
- We now know that smokers who are in recovery from alcohol abuse can stop smoking without starting to drink again.
- He drank and smoked far too much and obviously indulged in unhealthy eating given his large size.
- Their father soon took to spending nights drinking out with friends more often than not.
- They spent the evening drinking in a bar.
- She drank excessively and gave alcohol and drugs to her children, who would go for days without food.
- Binge drinking among college students is a major public health concern.
- I was out drinking heavily with some friends and i collapsed outside a club.
- The best way to prevent tragedies like this is for people to drink in moderation.
- It plans to target a core group of 15 homeless people with chronic alcohol problems who drink on the city's streets.
- "People are out drinking a lot more than they do all year round and violence comes out of that.
- Ryan said he spent much of the time drinking and had consumed eight or nine pints and a number of shorts.
- Most people would agree that those who drink to excess have an alcohol problem.
- Drinking in moderation, with plenty of food, is not a bad thing.
- The number of young women drinking excessively on a regular basis has more than doubled in the past 10 years.
- If an alcoholic continues to drink indefinitely, the alcohol itself will destroy his liver and kill him.
- There are two young men drinking in the local pub.
- According to Bill, Mary was an alcoholic who drank during her pregnancies.
2.2to drink to(toast)brindar porlet us drink to our hostess — brindemos por nuestra anfitriona
- they drank to his health — brindaron por su salud