drink to

drink to (someone or something)

1. To drink in honor of someone or something; to toast someone or something. Let's drink to our health! Tonight, we drink to Captain Murphy.
2. To drink alcohol to some extreme point or level. This is an important event for me, honey, so please don't drink to excess and make a fool of yourself. We were all drinking to oblivion, hammering back as much cheap beer and vodka as possible.
3. To drink alcohol in order to accomplish something (by being drunk). Lots of people drink to forget their problems, but their problems are always still there when they sober up. I started drinking to ease the pain from my injuries, and before long I was drunk for the better part of the day.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

drink to someone or something

to toast someone or something; to take an alcoholic drink in honor of someone or something. I'll drink to that! Let us drink to our guest of honor, Wallace J. Wilson!
See also: drink
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

drink to

Salute a person or occasion with a toast, as in Let's drink to our continued success. [Early 1500s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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