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Drain the Cup

Definition of the verb drain the cup

What does drain the cup mean as a doing phrase?

verb

  1. drink to the last drop
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Source]The doctor cured Pat
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Source] of [Theme]The doctor cured Pat of pneumonia
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Source] out of [Theme]The swindler cheated Pat out of her fortune
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from [Source]The swindler bilked 20 dollars from his boss

      Verbs of Removing (with the same syntax): burgle, con, drain, ease, milk, mulct, plunder, swindle.

    • lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
    • synonym of drain the cup: drink up
    • more generic words: drink / imbibe = take in liquids

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Drain the Cup

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Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

drink, imbibe, quaff, sip, lap; take a drop, tipple, guzzle, squizzle, soak, sot, carouse, tope, swill; take to drink, name one's poison; drink up, drink hard, drink like a fish; drain the cup, take a hair of the dog [that bit one]; wet one's whistle, crack a ...

Google previewA Glossary and Etymological Dictionary of Obsolete and Uncommon Words, Antiquated Phrases, Proverbial Expressions, Obscure Allusions, and of Works which Have Changed Their Significations (1832)

Illustrative of the Works of Our Early Dramatic and Lyric Poets by William Toone

It was formerly the custom with topers to drain the cup out of which they had drank upon the thumb nail, ...

Google previewA Glossary and Etymological Dictionary of Obsolete and Uncommon Words, Antiquated Phrases and Proverbs Illustrative of Early English Literature (1834)

by William Toone

It was formerly the custom with topers to drain the cup out of which they had drank upon the thumb ...

Google previewA Glossary and Etymological Dictionary (1834)

Of Obsolete and Uncommon Words, Antiquated Phrases, and Proverbs Illustrative of Early English Literature, Comprising Chiefly Those Not to be Found in Our Ordinary Dictionaries; with Historical Notices of Ancient Customs and Manners by William Toone

It was formerly the custom with topers to drain the cup out of which they had drank upon the thumb ...

Google previewNew Dictionary Armenian-English (2009)

by Matthias Bedrossian

to exhaust, to drain, to use up, to empty; – q guidows, to swallow up, to drain the cup ; -- + £uchus, João Ha- John-f. , to drink the cup to the ...

Google previewTheological Dictionary of the Old Testament (2004)

by G. Johannes Botterweck, Helmer Ringgren

25:27 the nations are summoned to drain the cup of Yahweh's wrath: "Drink, get drunk and vomit, fall and rise no more."3 Here and in v. l6 intoxication symbolizes the consequences of God's judgment; reeling and vomiting vividly represent the ...

Google previewA complete dictionary of synonyms and antonyms or synonyms and words of opposite meaning

by S. Fallows

To sit on thorns; to be on pins and needles; to take to heart; to take on; to labor under afl'lictlon; to drain the cup of misery to the dregs. Painfulness. Cross; pother ; worm; canker; cancer; ulcer; whip; lash; rack; wheel; sword; dagger. phr. A them ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Bible (1917)

by John D. Davis

To drink the lees of the cup of wrath means to drain the cup, enduring the punishment to the utmost (Ps. lxxv. 8, rendered ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1914)

To drain the cup to the bottom, or to the dregs ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary (1914)

An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language

To drain the cup to the bottom, or to the dregs. (a) To endure misfortune to the last extremity; experience the utmost force of a calamity. , (b) To pursue sensual pleasures recklessly; sound the depths of vice, or of a particular form of indulgence.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1900)

by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

To drain the cup to the bottom See cup. 11, intrans. 1.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1914)

by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

To drain the cup to the bottom, or to the dregs, (a) To endure misfortune to the last extremity ; experience the utmost force of a calamity. (6) To pursue sensual pleasures recklessly ; sound the depths of vice, or of a particular form of indulgence.

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