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    She will have something to drink but she will not eat any solid food.

    Debbie is going to swim across the English Channel tomorrow. ... Debbies father will set out with her in a small boat. ... Debbie intends to take short rests every two hours. She will have something to drink but she will not eat any solid food.
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    She will have something to drink..., I wonder if have means take or carry. If it means drink, drink something to drink will sound strange. What do you say?
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    Re: She will have something to drink but she will not eat any solid food.

    She will have something to drink​ almost certainly means that she will drink something. 'Have' is part of the whole phrase; it does not itself mean 'drink'.

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    Re: She will have something to drink but she will not eat any solid food.

    We regularly use "to have a drink" to mean "to drink something".

    I'm going to have a drink before I go clubbing tonight. (Here, it suggests that it will be an alcoholic drink.)
    Are you going to have a drink with lunch?
    I'm not hungry but I'll have something to drink.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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