drown one's sorrows in drink

drink alcohol to forget one's troubles

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • drown\ one's\ sorrows — • drown one s sorrows • drown one s troubles v. phr. informal To drink liquor to try to forget something unhappy. When his wife was killed in an auto accident, Mr. Green tried to drown his sorrows in whiskey. When Fred lost his job and had to… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • drown one's sorrows — or[drown one s troubles] {v. phr.}, {informal} To drink liquor to try to forget something unhappy. * /When his wife was killed in an auto accident, Mr. Green tried to drown his sorrows in whiskey./ * /When Fred lost his job and had to give up his …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drown one's sorrows — or[drown one s troubles] {v. phr.}, {informal} To drink liquor to try to forget something unhappy. * /When his wife was killed in an auto accident, Mr. Green tried to drown his sorrows in whiskey./ * /When Fred lost his job and had to give up his …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drown one's sorrows — drink alcohol to forget one s problems He s in the bar drowning his sorrows with a beer …   Idioms and examples

  • drown one's sorrows — verb to drink heavily to commiserate oneself …   Wiktionary

  • drown\ one's\ troubles — • drown one s sorrows • drown one s troubles v. phr. informal To drink liquor to try to forget something unhappy. When his wife was killed in an auto accident, Mr. Green tried to drown his sorrows in whiskey. When Fred lost his job and had to… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • drink — I n. 1) to fix, make, mix a drink 2) to pour a drink 3) to have, take; nurse; toss off a drink 4) a fizzy (BE); potent, stiff, strong; still (BE) ( not sparkling ); weak drink 5) a mixed; soft drink 6) (misc.) to drown one s sorrows in drink II v …   Combinatory dictionary

  • drink — v 1. imbibe, quaff, sip, sup, Archaic. bib, Inf. swig, Inf. belt, Inf. pull; drain, wash down, toss off; gulp, swallow, Sl. guzzle or guzzle down, Sl. swill or swill down. 2.(all of alcoholic beverages) tipple, tope, bouse or bowse, Inf. booze,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • drown — verb 1》 die or kill through submersion in water. 2》 submerge or flood (an area). 3》 (usu. drown something out) make inaudible by being much louder. Phrases drown one s sorrows forget one s problems by getting drunk. Origin ME (orig. northern):… …   English new terms dictionary

  • L'Assommoir — infobox Book | name = L Assommoir title orig = translator = image caption = Cover of 1877 Charpentier edition of L Assommoir author = Émile Zola illustrator = cover artist = country = France language = French series = Les Rougon Macquart genre =… …   Wikipedia


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