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Old April 09, 2010, 05:57 PM
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When sb starts drinking and doesn´t quit. ENGLISH?
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to be given to drink
(to be addicted to alcohol)
to be a drinker
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Rusty beat me.
I don't arrive time.

Yes when a person start in the alcohol is named a drinker as Rusty said.
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To be drunk - or to be a drunk
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Drinker: Toper (denotes 'good old drinker'.), tippler (one who takes frequent sips.), "...a good judge of whiskey..." (infers seasoned palate;
wise in the ways of the world.)

Also, slang terms like: "He's really into the sauce.", "He's a total boozer."
(Booze = Liquor), "They've been known to hoist a few.", meaning raise
a few glasses..., "Wino", one given to drinking wine, "Alkie" = alcoholic,
but not necessarily a negative term - can be used jokingly, like "My rowdy
friends are all alkies.", the terms in English abound, as in any language...
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he/she's taken to drinking
he/she's gone on the booze (colloquial)
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