drink down

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v drink down drink down entirely "He downed three martinis before dinner","She killed a bottle of brandy that night","They popped a few beer after work"
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Quotations

  • J. B. Priestley
    J. B. Priestley
    “Our trouble is that we drink too much tea. I see in this the slow revenge of the Orient, which has diverted the Yellow River down our throats.”

Usage

In literature:

What he had heard was one of Otto's pack-horses coming down to drink.
"The Hunted Woman" by James Oliver Curwood
One hot and thirsty day in the height of summer a Lion and a Boar came down to a little spring at the same moment to drink.
"Aesop's Fables" by Aesop
Rose stirred her cold tea slowly, leaning on the table's edge and gazing down into the amber liquid that she did not mean to drink.
"Cheerful--By Request" by Edna Ferber
The people who talk about the curse of drink will probably progress down that dark hill.
"All Things Considered" by G. K. Chesterton
Then the doctor went down to find the other three men in the dining-room, having hot drinks.
"From Out the Vasty Deep" by Mrs. Belloc Lowndes
A man tried to whip me down in Stoneville because another man give me a drink.
"Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives" by Work Projects Administration
Mr. Tredgold, who was drinking tea, put down his cup, and rose with an appearance of mild interest.
"Dialstone Lane, Part 5." by W.W. Jacobs
Mr. Tredgold, who was drinking tea, put down his cup, and rose with an appearance of mild interest.
"Dialstone Lane, Complete" by W.W. Jacobs
And at night they come down to the lake to drink.
"The Camp Fire Girls at Long Lake" by Jane L. Stewart
Now the peasant's wife had risen very early to go down to the spring and dip up some cool water for her husband to drink.
"The Gate of the Giant Scissors" by Annie Fellows Johnston
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In poetry:

One moment let us drink the blue
Transcendent air together—
Then down where the same old work’s to do
In the same dull daily weather.
"A Meeting" by Edith Wharton
Or else a yellow cow comes down
To splash a while and have a drink.
But when she goes I still can hear
The water say, "And do you think?"
"Water Noises" by Elizabeth Madox Roberts
The king creepit down the cabin-stair
To drink the gude French wine;
An' up cam his dochter, the princess fair,
An' luikit ower the brine.
"The Yerl O' Waterydeck" by George MacDonald
They sit them down and make good cheer,
And eat and drink full well.--
Here is a fytte of these wight yeomen,
And another I shall you tell.
"Adam Bell, Clym Of The Clough, And William Of Cloudeslie" by Henry Morley
They lighted down to tak a drink
Of the spring that ran sae clear:
And down the stream ran his gude heart's blood,
And sair she 'gan to fear.
"The Douglas Tragedy" by Andrew Lang
Profoundly still the twilight air,
Lifeless the landscape; so we deem
Till like a phantom gliding near
A stag bends down to drink the stream.
"Speak of the North! A Lonely Moor" by Charlotte Bronte

In news:

The last bar on skid row where the down-and-out can get a cheap drink is about to close.
We love our beer here in Texas, especially the Shiner Bock…well, at least that's the one I personally prefer, but did you know that beer drinking is down.
Well boys, we have to say that we're a little disappointed in your beer drinking abilities these days since a recent report by the Beer Institute claims that beer consumption in the United States is down for the third straight year.
He and his wife enjoyed the relationships forged with fellow curlers , including that traditional post-match sit-down for a drink.
Although high school students report drinking plenty of water, milk, and real fruit juice, they still gulp down more sugar-sweetened beverages than is probably good for them, CDC researchers found.
Drink up, chow down.
Coliform bacteria was found in routine water sampling at Cape Cod Community College this week, shutting down fountains with notice not to drink the water.
Matthews Mayor Jim Taylor is one of 300 mayors across the Carolinas who will put down the sodas for the month of January and instead drink water.
And a perfect drink to cool down is a frosty glass of iced tea .
Yo-yo'ing up and down the East Coast to see Bruce Springsteen in concert was how I spent my 20s (along with working in unfulfilling jobs and drinking).
Roger Ebert's Facebook page was taken down after he tweeted, "Friends don't let jackasses drink and drive," following the news of " Jackass " star Ryan Dunn killed in a car crash, reports said Tuesday.
While celebrating her collection's fall line at the Gramercy Park Hotel's chic Private Roof Club & Garden, she set down her drink on a pool table — and a staffer asked her to move it, a partygoer told us.
City cracks down on drinking aboard Pedal Tavern.
Watch the sun go down as you sip a tropical frozen drink, or stop in for a grouper sandwich after a day of digging for sharks' teeth on the beach.
'Smashed': Drama's watered down in this lesson about the drinking life ??
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