One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of drink) not consumed.‘he ran out, leaving his coffee undrunk and the bill unpaid’‘mugs of undrunk tea’
- ‘I noticed half a bottle of wine standing undrunk on the next table, which had been vacated but not cleared.’
- ‘It would have been impossible for me to have left part of that cup undrunk ... but for the fact that this morning I had to get up early.’
- ‘As an occasional break, I liberated undrunk flutes of champagne from phantom place-settings.’
- ‘The sheets of the beds are rumpled, undrunk coffee stews in cheap cups, a meal seems half-eaten.’
- ‘We'll drink the undrunk wine ourselves.’
- ‘Making and drinking another cup does not satisfy the feeling that one has left one's tea undrunk.’
- ‘With retailers struggling to find credit and ordinary Russians being forced to change their spending, a vast lake of undrunk vodka is accumulating in distilleries across Russia.’
- ‘I abandon the undrunk vodka on the bar.’
- ‘What we have is petty graft that involves cabin crew squirreling away undrunk booze after flights.’
- ‘But the huge bottle of champagne that was sitting in one corner of the room was destined to go undrunk.’
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