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1‘he was flushed from the Scotch he'd imbibed’
drink, consume, sup, sip, quaff, swallow, down, guzzle, swill, lap, slurp
informal swig, knock back, sink
British informal neck
North American informal chug
2‘he had imbibed too liberally’
drink alcohol, drink, take strong drink, indulge, tipple, swill
informal booze, hit the bottle, take to the bottle, knock a few back, wet one's whistle
British informal bevvy
North American informal bend one's elbow
archaic wassail, tope
3‘he has spent a lifetime imbibing his local club's history’
assimilate, absorb, soak up, take in, digest, ingest, drink in, learn, acquire, grasp, gain, pick up, familiarize oneself with
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