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drink

v. 1. [MCC, SA idem; cf. Bemba ukunwa umuti to take (lit, drink) medicine (M. Mann p.c.)] to take (medicine, pills, etc.). (Exuma, Mayag.)

2. to have (soup). (Black)

3. [cf. OED, to have a specified flavour when drunk. . ."It drinks brisk and cool"; by passivization] to be drunk (of liquids): This milk can't drink. (Black)

drink muddy water phr, to be humiliated: She make her parents drink muddy water when she come home pregnant. (Eleu., San Sal.)

drink till your teeth catch cold phr, to drink too much (liquor.). (Black)

Tags: food, phrase, verb

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Last update: 2011-02-20 16:32
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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