1. [19C–1900s] to ply with drink, to make drunk.
2. [early 19C+] to drink.
[mid-19C] a public house, a tavern.
see drink at Freeman’s Quay under drink v.
1. [late 19C+] (also lush around) to drink, usu. alcohol; to become drunk.
2. [1920s+] to ply with drink.