Synonyms of drink in English:


See definition of drink


1‘she drank her coffee’


swallow, gulp down, quaff, swill, guzzle, sup

imbibe, partake of, sip, consume, take

drain, toss off

informal swig, down, knock back, put away, sink, kill, slug, inhale, wet one's whistle

British informal neck

North American informal scarf, scarf down, scarf up, snarf, snarf down, snarf up, chug

rare ingurgitate

2‘a churchgoing man who never drank’


drink alcohol, take alcohol, tipple, indulge

be a hard drinker, be a heavy drinker, be a serious drinker, be an alcoholic, binge-drink

carouse, go drinking, predrink

informal take a drop, hit the bottle, take to the bottle, booze, knock a few back, have a few, have one over the eight, tank up, get tanked up, drink like a fish, go on a bender, go on a binge

British informal bevvy

North American informal bend one's elbow, lush

Australian NZ informal grog up

archaic wassail, tope


be teetotal, be on the wagon

3‘let's drink to the success of our venture’


toast, propose a toast to, wish health to, wish luck to, wish success to, salute


1‘he took another sip of his drink’


beverage, drinkable liquid, potable liquid, liquid refreshment, thirst quencher

dram, bracer, nightcap, nip, tot, spot

North American eye-opener

Scottish Irish deoch an doris

British informal cuppa, pint

rare potation, libation

2‘he sought refuge in drink because of his loneliness’


alcohol, liquor, intoxicating liquor, alcoholic drink, strong drink, intoxicants

informal booze, hooch, the hard stuff, firewater, gut-rot, rotgut, moonshine, tipple, the demon drink, the bottle, juice, the sauce, grog, Dutch courage, John Barleycorn

British informal wallop, bevvy

3‘she took a drink of her wine’


swallow, gulp, sip, draught, swill

informal swig, slug

North American informal chug

4‘she asked if she could have a drink of orange juice’


glass, cup, mug

5‘he heaved the outboard motor into the drink’


the sea, the ocean, the water

informal the briny, Davy Jones's locker

informal, literary the deep

"the drink"


    drink something in

      ‘he drank in the details of the crime’


      absorb, assimilate, digest, ingest, take in, be absorbed in, be immersed in, be rapt in, be lost in, be fascinated by, pay close attention to