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    The use of the word imbibe

    Oxford has some examples there:imbibe:
    Absorb or assimilate (ideas or knowledge):if one does not imbibe the culture one cannot succeed

    I wonder whether the word is used properly in the following sentence:

    He should have imbibed fresh air from masterpieces before writing his own.

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    Re: The use of the word imbibe

    "Imbibe" usually means drink alcohol.
    I think the author should have imbibed some conventional metaphors before mixing his own.

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