Translation of drink in Spanish:

drink

bebida, n.

Pronunciation: /drɪŋk//drɪŋk/

noun

  • 1

    • 1.1(any liquid)

      bebida feminine
      food and drink comida y bebida
      • Cream teas, ice creams and cold drinks will be served throughout the afternoon.
      • Hanging up the phone, she took a big drink from her glass and tried to pretend the taste didn't bother her.
      • We all clicked our glasses together and took drinks before bursting into laughter.
      • This is an excellent spot to have a pleasant lunch or a refreshing drink.
      • Keep your body refreshed by enjoying summer drinks such as mint juleps or raspberry iced teas.
      • I am aware that I need to consume a sports drink during training for both fluid and fuel replacement.
      • She tossed them in her mouth and swallowed them with a long drink of water.
      • Visitors will also be able to relax with a refreshing drink and snack in the dining room.
      • Hot drinks and water must be available, as must first aid facilities to deal with injured persons.
      • This isn't like A-levels - you can go for little walks, go to the loo, have little drinks of water.
      • ‘This woman said she felt unwell and asked for a drink of water,’ he said.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • She took a long drink of water, swallowing it slowly as she looked around the courtyard.
      • Cliff nodded, washing down his mouthful with a drink of pale liquid that smelled heavily of mangos.
      • 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.
      • But public health experts warned against drinking large quantities of sugary drinks in a bid to boost memory function.
      • Adam dropped his eyes to his glass, took a drink and reached for the bottle.
      • There were also quite a few desserts and hot drinks to choose from.
      • It took me a good few minutes and a drink of water to come round.
      • Shops along Hennessy Road did a roaring trade selling water and canned drinks to thirsty crowds.
      • She was distressed and had to be given several drinks of water.
      • 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.
      • I padded downstairs and let him out for a drink of water.
      • Kelli was grateful to take a long, hot drink from her cup.
      • She picked up her glass and took a drink in an attempt to look unconcerned.
      • And she took a drink from her glass, her gaze wandering to some distant point in the sky.
      • Also available are hot and cold drinks and light refreshments at very reasonable prices.
      • It is important to avoid constantly snacking on sugary foods or sipping fizzy drinks.
      • She sipped a drink through a pink straw, occasionally glancing up at him.
      • On the far right corner, was a long table of refreshments, with drinks and treats for the guests.
      • My mother and the rest of the firemen's wives had the duty of bringing coffee and other drinks to the firemen.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • A health-conscious public has driven sales of water and energy drinks, whose growth has been particularly strong in the past year.
      • Frequent intake of water and non-caffeinated drinks will prevent drying of the mouth.
      • Cassandra took a drink of water, clearing her throat from so much talk.
      • She looked worried and asked if I wanted a drink from her water bottle.
      • Kat took the last drink from her glass and it was replaced the second she set it down.

    • 1.2(alcohol)

      bebida feminine
      to drive sb/to take to drink llevar a algn/darse a la bebida
      • it's enough to drive you to drink! ¡te saca de quicio!
      • to be the worse for drink estar bebido
      • before noun he has a drink problem bebe demasiado
      • He drowned his sorrows in drink, and by playing his drum.
      • So I do what I always do, drown my sorrows in drink.
      • Like many successful Irish events, Dublin football games are bound up with the vast consumption of drink.
      • He told the meeting that there would be no consumption of drink at the museum.
      • Youths have been using the sculpture as a hiding place behind which they can indulge in drink and drugs.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • As his love walked away into the night, the kilted supporter took solace in drink and song, as members of the Tartan Army do.
      • She is convinced he has dabbled in drink and drugs and has appealed for help from education bosses.
      • He describes the extravagant body language, the noise, the excessive consumption of food and drink.
      • ‘We have to provide alternatives for young people so that they don't become involved in drink and drugs,’ he said.
      • 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.
      • Unschooled in the necessity of being accountable for her own actions and given to bouts of depression, Margaret took refuge in drink.
      • He is a rash, flamboyant warrior given to excesses of drink and courage.
      • There has been a big increase in drink being bought in off-licences for 15- to 17-year-olds.
      • I took solace in drink, of which there was a plentiful supply.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • But all they did was trash it and bring in drink.

  • 2

    • 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?
      • cold drinks bebidas frescas
      • before noun drinks dispenser / machine expendedor automático de bebidas

    • 2.2(alcoholic)

      copa feminine
      trago masculine informal
      to 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
      • The bartender poured a drink into a shot glass, and gave it to him.
      • He encouraged the alcoholic to have a drink with him.
      • After a shower and some clean clothes we went out for a drink to celebrate my safe return.
      • The women were also asked to estimate the number of standard drinks they consumed in a typical drinking episode.
      • We were ordering drinks at the bar and she started laying into me about Natasha.
      • There is a good selection of drinks, especially wine served by the glass, and a couple of real ales Courage Best and Directors.
      • This will be used to make sure drinks have not been watered down by dishonest landlords.
      • It was the bar-owners' idea to offer - at no extra cost - food to nibble with drinks, to avoid inebriation.
      • But he then had a pint of lager and one drink led to another.
      • 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.
      • Adam snatched up the bottle and glanced quickly towards Grace who was busy serving drinks herself.
      • For the pre-dinner crowd, Martinis are still the drink of choice.
      • 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.
      • Stiffer penalties were imposed for being drunk and clubs had to meet strict conditions to obtain a licence to serve drinks to members only.
      • Jessica spotted Billy out of the corner of her eye sipping his drink at the bar.
      • With 94.2 miles under our belt, our now habitual evening drink - a pint of shandy - had never tasted so good.
      • I also got free drinks from the bartenders.
      • 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.
      • 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.

  • 3slang

    (sea)
    the drink el agua
    • 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.
    • Me and Keith got caught by an alarmingly large gust of wind and ended up in the drink.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (beverage/wine)
    beber
    tomar Latin America
    give me something to drink dame algo para tomar Latin America
    • they drank the bar dry se lo bebieron todo
    • I'll drink your good health ¡a tu salud!
    • to drink a toast to sb brindar por algn

reflexive verb

  • 1

    to drink oneself stupid beber hasta perder el sentido
    • he drank himself to death el alcohol acabó con él / lo mató

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (swallow)
    beber
    tomar Latin America
    to drink from the bottle/out of a glass beber de la botella/en un vaso
  • 2

    (consume alcohol)
    beber
    tomar Latin America
    I don't drink no bebo
    • don't drink and drive si bebes, no conduzcas
    • drinking and driving
  • 3to drink to

    (toast)
    brindar por
    let us drink to our hostess brindemos por nuestra anfitriona
    • they drank to his health bebieron a su salud
    • I'll drink to that! ¡brindo por que así sea!