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to drink
/ˈdɹɪŋk/
verb
to consume alcohol as a habit or for pleasure
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to abuse
/əˈbjuz/
verb
to consume substances such as alcohol or drugs beyond acceptable or recommended levels
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to sober up
/sˈoʊbɚɹ ˈʌp/
verb
to reduce the effects of alcohol in a person's system
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to swill
/ˈswɪɫ/
verb
to quickly and often carelessly consume large amounts of liquid, particularly alcoholic drinks
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to toast
/ˈtoʊst/
verb
to express good wishes or congratulations, usually by raising a glass and drinking in honor of a person, event, or achievement
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to lace
/ˈɫeɪs/
verb
to add a splash or small amount of a potent alcoholic drink to another beverage for flavor or added strength
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to knock back
/nˈɑːk bˈæk/
verb
to drink quickly or consume a beverage in a rapid or forceful manner
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to booze
/ˈbuz/
verb
to drink alcoholic beverages, often in excess or habitually; leading to intoxication
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to belt down
/bˈɛlt dˈaʊn/
verb
to quickly and significantly consume a drink, typically an alcoholic one in large quantities
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to carouse
/kɝˈaʊz/
verb
to engage in lively, noisy, and often excessive drinking and celebration; especially in a social gathering or festive setting
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to cut off
/kˈʌt ˈɔf/
verb
to cease serving alcoholic drinks to an individual
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to revel
/ˈɹɛvəɫ/
verb
to joyfully and enthusiastically enjoy festivities; often involving drinking
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to tipple
/ˈtɪpəɫ/
verb
to regularly enjoy drinking alcohol without excess
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pub crawl
/pˈʌb kɹˈɔːl/
noun
an event where participants visit multiple pubs or bars in a single outing; often moving from one venue to another to enjoy drinks and socialize
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proof
/ˈpɹuf/
noun
a scale for measuring the strength of alcoholic beverages
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high
/ˈhaɪ/
noun
a state of altered consciousness caused by alcohol or drugs
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happy hour
/hˈæpi ˈaɪʊɹ/
noun
a time when bars offer discounted prices on drinks to attract customers
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hangover
/ˈhæˌŋoʊvɝ/
noun
a feeling of illness one feels after drinking an excessive amount of alcohol
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Dutch courage
/dˈʌtʃ kˈɜːɹɪdʒ/
noun
the strength or confidence that is obtained from drinking an excessive amount of alcoholic drinks
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designated driver
/dˈɛzɪɡnˌeɪɾᵻd dɹˈaɪvɚ/
noun
a person chosen to abstain from alcohol and ensure the safe transportation of others who have been drinking
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cheers
/tʃɪɹz/
interjection
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delirium tremens
/dɪlˈɪɹiəm tɹˈɛmɛnz/
noun
a serious alcohol withdrawal condition causing confusion, hallucinations, and tremors
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alcoholism
/ˈæɫkəˌhɔˌɫɪzəm/
noun
a medical condition caused by drinking an excessive amounts of alcohol on a regular basis
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Alcoholics Anonymous
/ˌælkəhˈɑːlɪks ɐnˈɑːnəməs/
noun
an international organization with a spiritually inclined Twelve Steps Program designed to help people who are trying to stop drinking alcohol
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driving under the influence
phrase
the act of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs to the extent that it impairs the person's ability to drive safely
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DWI
/dwˈaɪ/
noun
a term used in some jurisdictions to refer to the act of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
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drunk
/ˈdɹəŋk/
adjective
having had too much alcohol and visibly affected by it
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alcoholic
/ˌæɫkəˈhɑɫɪk/
adjective
excessively consuming alcohol and struggling to control or stop this habit
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sloshed
/slˈɑːʃt/
adjective
related to someone who is intoxicated or drunk from consuming a significant amount of alcohol
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tipsy
/ˈtɪpsi/
adjective
slightly drunk or intoxicated, often resulting in unsteady movements or a feeling of lightheadedness
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plastered
/ˈpɫæstɝd/
adjective
heavily intoxicated or drunk, often to the point of being visibly clumsy and lacking control
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blind drunk
/blˈaɪnd dɹˈʌŋk/
adjective
extremely intoxicated or drunk, to the point where one's senses and judgment are severely disabled
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buzz
/ˈbəz/
noun
the feeling of being intoxicated or under the influence substances such as alcohol, caffeine, or recreational drugs
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drunken
/ˈdɹəŋkən/
adjective
affected by alcohol to the extent of being visibly intoxicated
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hammered
/ˈhæmɝd/
adjective
being heavily intoxicated or drunk, typically as a result of consuming alcohol
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inebriated
/ˌɪˈnɛbɹiˌeɪtəd/
adjective
affected by alcohol
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intoxicated
/ɪnˈtɑksəˌkeɪtɪd/, /ɪnˈtɑksɪˌkeɪtɪd/
adjective
under the influence of alcohol or drunk
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wasted
/ˈweɪstɪd/
adjective
being heavily intoxicated or drunk
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wino
/ˈwinoʊ/
noun
a person, typically homeless, who is addicted to or regularly consumes large quantities of inexpensive wine
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drunk
/ˈdɹəŋk/
noun
a person who is in a state of intoxication resulting from the consumption of excessive alcohol
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drunkard
/ˈdɹəŋkɝd/
noun
a person who is habitually or frequently intoxicated; especially with alcohol
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sober
/ˈsoʊbɝ/
adjective
not under the influence of alcohol or drugs
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teetotal
/tˈiːtoʊɾəl/
adjective
describing someone who never drinks alcohol
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rehab
/ɹihæb/
noun
‌the process of helping someone who has a problem with drugs or alcohol to lead a normal life again
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sobriety
/səˈbɹaɪəti/
noun
not being under the influence of alcohol or drugs
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teetotaller
/tˈiːɾoʊtˌɔːlɚ/
noun
a person who abstains completely from alcoholic drinks
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