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    a round of drinking

    bout = a round of drinking.

    What does `a round of drinking' mean?

    Please explain it.

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    Re: a round of drinking

    In this definition, it means when people have a drinking session- drink heavily. If you buy a round of drinks, you buy all the people you are with a drink.


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    Re: a round of drinking

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    In this definition, it means when people have a drinking session- drink heavily. If you buy a round of drinks, you buy all the people you are with a drink.

    Thank you Tdol.

    But I can't understand it.

    Is there any other way to explain? If yes, please explain it.

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    Re: a round of drinking

    A bout is like a contest, so it is when a group of people go out with the aim of getting drunk. It's also cqalled binge drinking. Drinking as much as possible in a group.

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    Re: a round of drinking

    round (noun): a single serving, esp. of drink, made more or less simultaneously to everyone present, as at table or at a bar: The next round is on me.

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    Re: a round of drinking

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    bout = a round of drinking.

    What does `a round of drinking' mean?

    Please explain it.

    This has got a bit confused by https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...-drinking.html . The answering posts to that question are all about the phrase 'a round of drinks' - which is what queenbu's definition is about. Round and drinks collocate very strongly - to the extent that the word 'drinks' can even be suppressed: 'Your round, I think' means 'It's about time you bought us a drink.'

    This definition, though is referring to something that is most definitely not 'a single serving'; a drinking bout goes on all night. I think the definition is dubious.

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    Re: a round of drinking

    My definition was in response to
    Quote Originally Posted by User_gary
    What does `a round of drinking' mean?
    As for bout , the proper definition would be: A period of time spent in a particular way; a spell: "His tremendous bouts of drinking had wrecked his health" (Thomas Wolfe).
    Quote Originally Posted by BobK
    I think the definition is dubious.
    I fully agree.

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