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Drinking intensifies all your pressures and your needs.
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Meaning of "drinking" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DRINKING

drinking  [ˈdrɪŋkɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DRINKING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Drinking is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DRINKING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

drinking

Drinking

Drinking is the act of ingesting water or other liquids into the body through the mouth. Water is required for many of life’s physiological processes. Both excessive and inadequate water intake are associated with health problems.

Definition of drinking in the English dictionary

The definition of drinking in the dictionary is the act of consuming alcoholic beverages.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DRINKING


blinking
ˈblɪŋkɪŋ
freethinking
ˌfriːˈθɪŋkɪŋ
hard-drinking
ˌhɑːdˈdrɪŋkɪŋ
index-linking
ˌɪndeksˈlɪŋkɪŋ
nondrinking
ˌnɒnˈdrɪŋkɪŋ
nonthinking
ˌnɒnˈθɪŋkɪŋ
pinking
ˈpɪŋkɪŋ
plinking
ˈplɪŋkɪŋ
quick-thinking
ˌkwɪkˈθɪŋkɪŋ
right-thinking
ˈraɪtˌθɪŋkɪŋ
shrinking
ˈʃrɪŋkɪŋ
sinking
ˈsɪŋkɪŋ
slinking
ˈslɪŋkɪŋ
stinking
ˈstɪŋkɪŋ
thinking
ˈθɪŋkɪŋ
unblinking
ʌnˈblɪŋkɪŋ
unshrinking
ʌnˈʃrɪŋkɪŋ
unthinking
ʌnˈθɪŋkɪŋ
unwinking
ʌnˈwɪŋkɪŋ
winking
ˈwɪŋkɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DRINKING

drink-drive
drink-drive limit
drink-driver
drink-driving
drinkability
drinkable
drinkableness
drinkably
drinker
drinker moth
drinking chocolate
drinking fountain
drinking problem
drinking song
drinking straw
drinking trough
drinking water
drinking-up time
drinks
drinks cabinet

WORDS THAT END LIKE DRINKING

banking
binge drinking
bonking
booking
e-banking
high-ranking
home banking
lateral thinking
m-banking
Nanking
planking
positive thinking
quick thinking
ranking
retail banking
spanking
tanking
telephone banking
top-ranking
trunking
wishful thinking

Synonyms and antonyms of drinking in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DRINKING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «drinking» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of drinking

Translation of «drinking» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DRINKING

Find out the translation of drinking to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of drinking from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «drinking» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

饮酒
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

beber
570 millions of speakers

English

drinking
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पीने
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الشرب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

питьевой
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

beber
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মদ্যপান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

potable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Minum
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

trinken
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

飲酒
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

음주
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngombe
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

uống
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குடி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पिण्याचे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

içme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

bere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pitnej
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

питної
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

băut
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πόσιμο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Drink
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

drickande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

drikking
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of drinking

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DRINKING»

The term «drinking» is very widely used and occupies the 5.601 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DRINKING» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «drinking» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «drinking» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about drinking

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10 QUOTES WITH «DRINKING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word drinking.
1
Alcaeus
To be bowed by grief is folly; Naught is gained by melancholy; Better than the pain of thinking, Is to steep the sense in drinking.
2
Tom Araya
I think musicians have always been drinking and sharing a good wine. It is, I hate to say this, another form of vice.
3
Desi Arnaz
Drinking intensifies all your pressures and your needs.
4
David Arquette
I seriously started drinking probably when I was about twelve. Kids are doing a lot of stuff very early.
5
Bipasha Basu
I'm active even on bad days; it's tough to pin me down. People ask me if I'm a morning or night person. I'm an all-the-time person. I like drinking coffee, but I do it with lots of milk because my energy levels are high even without caffeine. You could call me Obelix, except I don't have a belly.
6
Xavier Becerra
It is critical that parents and other trusted adults initiate conversations with kids about underage drinking well in advance of the first time they are faced with a decision regarding alcohol.
7
Johnny Carson
I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself.
8
Eleanor Catton
There are so many ways of posturing that people associate with being a writer. They imagine you wearing a beret and drinking only red wine and being full of yourself, and so, for a long time, the way I felt about writing was too private. I felt it too important and didn't want to be teased about it. So I lied about it.
9
Roz Chast
Did you know that you can live on Ensure for a year? A person can live for a really long time just lying in bed and drinking Ensure - way longer than you think.
10
Thomas Haden Church
I would say 95% of the time, because you just can't remember your lines if you're drinking alcohol. I would say about 95% of the time it was grape juice or this fake wine, which was horrible.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DRINKING»

Discover the use of drinking in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to drinking and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Drinking: A Love Story
Five million of them are women. Many of them, like Caroline Knapp, started in their early teens and began to use alcohol as "liquid armor," a way to protect themselves against the difficult realities of life.
Caroline Knapp, 1999
2
Drinking and Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders
Sassy, raunchy, and compulsively readable, Drinking and Tweeting perfectly captures Brandi’s open-book attitude, as she dishes about everything from her DUI, her cheating ex, her one-night stands, and the secret plastic surgery that made ...
Brandi Glanville, Leslie Bruce, 2013
3
Heavy Drinking: The Myth of Alcoholism as a Disease
Herbert Fingarette presents constructive approaches to heavy drinking, including new methods of helping heavy drinkers and social policies for preventing heavy drinking and the harms associated with it.
Herbert Fingarette, 1988
4
Drinking: Behavior and Belief in Modern History
A collection of essays examine the social histories of drinking in Europe, America, and Africa
Susanna Barrows, Robin Room, 1991
5
Controlling Your Drinking, Second Edition: Tools to Make ...
The updated second edition incorporates the latest scientific data and features a new chapter on mindfulness. Helpful forms and worksheets can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.
William R. Miller, Ricardo F. Munoz, 2013
6
Drinking: Anthropological Approaches
This book presents multidisciplinary aspects of the ingestion of liquids at large, addressing many of the overt and covert meanings of drinking: from satisfying biological needs to communicating with humans and the hereafter, attempting to ...
I. de Garine, Valerie de Garine, 2001
7
Drinking Occasions: Comparative Perspectives on Alcohol and ...
First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Dwight B. Heath, 2012
8
Binge Drinking
This book examines the history, causes, and effects of binge drinking.
Stephanie Watson, 2011
9
The Science of Drinking: How Alcohol Affects Your Body and Mind
After reading this book, readers will enjoy their next drink with a fuller and safer understanding of why they're enjoying it.
Amitava Dasgupta, 2011
10
Drinking and Driving, Now What?
Discusses drinking and driving and its consequences, including the physical affects of alcohol, the legal ramifications, and the ways to take action against drunk driving.
Valerie Mendralla, Janet Grosshandler, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DRINKING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term drinking is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy Common
"The guidelines in Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand advise women to abstain from drinking alcohol during pregnancy. But the Royal College ... «Medscape, Jul 15»
2
Report: White Sox's Mark Buehrle was drinking beer before facing …
... ace Mark Buehrle, summoned to pitch in relief during the marathon Game 3 that went 14 innings, had been drinking beer during the game. «Chron.com, Jul 15»
3
Drinking water crisis dominate Raichur council meeting
Claims of top officials in Raichur on the drinking water crisis stood exposed in the General Body meeting of Raichur City Municipal Council ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
4
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary tells Greece to stop drinking coffee …
Ryanair's controversial boss Michael O'Leary says Greek people need to stop drinking coffee and get back to work. The no-nonsense ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
5
Think You're Drinking Too Much? New Alcohol App Will Tell You
Most currently available alcohol apps are "largely for entertainment," and some even appear to promote rather than curb drinking. «Medscape, Jul 15»
6
Justin Bieber Crashes Couple's Honeymoon, Plays Drinking Games …
Justin Bieber has surprised audiences by crashing Ariana Grande's "Honeymoon Tour," but now he's crashed an actual honeymoon. «Entertainment Tonight, Jul 15»
7
Driver crashes into pond after night of drinking
A woman is facing an OVI charge after police said she crashed her car into a pond after a night of drinking at a Miami Twp. restaurant and bar. «WHIO, Jul 15»
8
How to make a drinking game
Sure, we all know what a drinking game is: a game designed to get you wrecked. But what does it look like from the perspective of a game ... «Boing Boing, Jul 15»
9
Man arrested in connection with public drinking and drug …
Ernest John Evans, 25, whose hometown was not listed, was charged with simple possession of marijuana, public drinking, and malicious ... «Myrtle Beach Sun News, Jul 15»
10
Your Adolescent Binge-Drinking Has Ruined Your Brain Forever
There's really nothing like the prospect of inflicting some seriously permanent self-trauma to spice up a night of unfettered revelry, right? Hell ... «Munchies_ Food by VICE, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Drinking [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/drinking>. Aug 2019 ».
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