(a) thirst


(a) thirst
   an addiction to alcohol
   Whether or not dehydrated:
    There's a man that had a thirst, as the Irish would say. (Follett, 1991, and not just the Irish)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • Thirst — is the craving for liquids, resulting in the basic instinct of humans or animals to drink. It is an essential mechanism involved in fluid balance. It arises from a lack of fluids and/or an increase in the concentration of certain osmolites such… …   Wikipedia

  • Thirst — (th[ e]rst), n. [OE. thirst, [thorn]urst, AS. [thorn]urst, [thorn]yrst; akin to D. dorst, OS. thurst, G. durst, Icel. [thorn]orsti, Sw. & Dan. t[ o]rst, Goth. [thorn]a[ u]rstei thirst, [thorn]a[ u]rsus dry, withered, [thorn]a[ u]rsie[thorn] mik I …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thirst´er — thirst «thurst», noun, verb. –n. 1. a dry, uncomfortable feeling in the mouth or throat caused by having had nothing to drink: »The traveler in the desert suffered from thirst. 2. a desire for something to drink: »He satisfied his thirst at the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thirst for Love — (or 愛の渇き, Ai no Kawaki) is a 1950 novel by the Japanese writer Yukio Mishima. The word kawaki literally means thirst , but has a sense of parched dryness associated with it. The title of the movie version has also been translated as Longing for… …   Wikipedia

  • Thirst — Données clés Titre original 박쥐 (Bakjwi) Réalisation Park Chan wook Scénario Park Chan wook Seo Gyeong Jeong, d après Thérèse Raquin d Émile Zola Acteurs principaux Song Kang ho Kim Ok bin Shin Ha kyun …   Wikipédia en Français

  • thirst — thirst·er; thirst·i·ly; thirst·i·ness; thirst·less; thirst·less·ness; thirst; …   English syllables

  • thirst|y — «THURS tee», adjective, thirst|i|er, thirst|i|est. 1. feeling thirst; having thirst: »The dog is thirsty; please give him some water. 2. (of earth or plants) without water or moisture; …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thirst — Thirst, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Thirsted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thirsting}.] [AS. [thorn]yrstan. See {Thirst}, n.] 1. To feel thirst; to experience a painful or uneasy sensation of the throat or fauces, as for want of drink. [1913 Webster] The people… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thirst (disambiguation) — Thirst may refer to the following:*Thirst, a craving for liquids*Thirst (2009 film), upcoming film by Park Chan wook * Thirst (film), a 1949 film by Ingmar Bergman …   Wikipedia

  • Thirst — Thirst, v. t. To have a thirst for. [R.] [1913 Webster] He seeks his keeper s flesh, and thirsts his blood. Prior. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thirst Buster — may refer to: *Thirst Buster (Shell Canada), a slushy beverage sold by Shell Canada *Thirst Buster, a brand of fountain drinks sold at Circle K …   Wikipedia


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