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get up a thirst
To become thirsty, typically due to strenuous activity. You must have gotten up a thirst working out in the garden in this heat!
have a thirst for (something)
1. Literally, to feel thirsty, especially for some beverage in particular (which is named after "for"). On hot days like this, I always seem to have a thirst for lemonade.
2. To have an intense desire, yearning, or need for something. Even from a young age he had a thirst for knowledge, devouring any he could get his hands on. Growing up in such a small, secluded town, I constantly had a thirst for romance and adventure.
quench (one's) thirst at any dirty puddle
To be sexually promiscuous. In my day, you had one sexual partner your whole life—now, people will just quench their thirst at any dirty puddle!
1. slang An eager and perhaps desperate pursuit of attention or validation, often of one's attractiveness. Ugh, Amanda's got that thirst, posting all of those scantily-clad selfies on Instagram.
2. slang A desperate desire for a sexual encounter, often with a particular person. All these guys sliding into my DMs so clearly have a thirst. A: "Derek keeps texting me." B: "The thirst is strong with this one."
thirst after (something)
To have an intense desire, yearning, or need for something. Even from a young age he thirsted after knowledge, devouring any he could get his hands on. Growing up in such a small, secluded town, I constantly thirsted after romance and adventure.
thirst for (something)
To have an intense desire, yearning, or need for something. Even from a young age he thirsted for knowledge, devouring any he could get his hands on. Growing up in such a small, secluded town, I constantly thirsted for romance and adventure.
1. The act of posting a sexy or alluring photo of oneself on social media in an attempt to elicit likes or attention, often from one person in particular (such as an ex or a crush). A: "Whoa, look at all those likes!" B: "I'm not gonna lie—that pic was a thirst trap so that my ex can see what he's missing out on."
2. Someone who one considers very attractive, usually on social media. Did you see that shirtless pic Ryan posted today? Man, he's a real thirst trap.
slang A place where alcoholic beverages are available to be purchased or consumed. For the party, we set up an awesome makeshift bar in the living room and called it the thirst-aid station. We all headed to the thirst-aid station after work to relax with a few cold ones.
See also: station
work up a thirst
To become thirsty due to engaging in some activity, typically one that is strenuous. You must have worked up a thirst out in the garden in this heat!
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get up a thirstand work up a thirst
Fig. to do something that will make one thirsty. (Fixed order.) Jogging makes me work up a thirst. Doing this kind of work always gets up a thirst with me.
have a thirst for something
1. Lit. to be thirsty for something to drink. I have a thirst for a tall glass of iced tea.
2. Fig. to have a craving or desire for something. The tyrant had an intense thirst for power. The actor's thirst for fame caused him to become unscrupulous.
thirst for something
1. Lit. to desire something to drink. (Somewhat formal.) "I thirst for something cooling and refreshing." said the preacher. You could see that everyone there was thirsting for water, or even coffee, but there was no refreshment in sight.
2. Fig. to have a strong desire for something. (See also have a thirst for something.) In the old days, students were said to thirst for knowledge. The generals thirsted for new battles to be fought.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
thirst foror thirst after
To have a strong craving for something; yearn for something: The oppressed people thirst for freedom.
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n. a place to purchase liquor. (Punning on first-aid station.) Let’s stop at the next thirst-aid station and get a snort.
See also: station
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