What does the word imbibe mean?

Usage examples for imbibe

  1. Their bad example was followed by several burghers, and many a man who had not been given to drinking used this opportunity to imbibe a good quantity, making it very difficult for us to keep things in order. – My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War by Ben Viljoen
  2. Korolenko alone, who was living during the greater part of this time as a political prisoner in distant Yakutsk, where he did not imbibe the untoward influences of the reaction, remained unmoved and strong. – Maxim Gorki by Hans Ostwald
  3. But if they happened to imbibe a taste for music, we should quickly perceive a sensible difference in their customs and manners. – Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery by Robert Means Lawrence