gargle, wet or moisten one's whistle, take a drop, chug, chug-a-lug, lap, lap up, commune with the spirits, drown one's sorrows; All Sl. hit the bottle or booze or sauce, knock a few back, liquor up, souse, dip the beak, exercise or crook or bend or raise the elbow.
-n. 2. intoxicant, alcoholic beverage, drink, potation; liquor, alcohol, spirits, John Barleycorn, the demon rum, Inf. booze, Inf. hard stuff, Sl. hooch, Sl. red-eye, Sl. medicine; Sl. rot-gut, Sl. poison, Sl. blue ruin; moonshine, firewater, Sl. mountain dew, Sl. white lightning; mixed drink, cocktail, highball, Inf. chaser; the bottle, the cup, the cup that cheers; parting cup, stirrup cup, Scot. doch-an-dorrach, Scot. wee doch-an-dorrach.
tippler, n. drunk, drunkard, sot, soak, toper, tosspot, bibber, bibbler, Obs. Rare, biberon, barfly; alcoholic, chronic alcoholic or drunk or drunkard, dipsomaniac; drinker, hard drinker, serious drinker, problem drinker; All Inf guzzler, swiller, soaker, sponge, lovepot; All Sl. boozer, boozehound, lush, souse, rummy, wino, alky, juicehead, juicer, hooch hound, gin hound, swillbelly, swillpot, stew, stewbum, elbow-bender, elbow-crooker.
tipsy, adj. 1. intoxicated, inebriated, inebriate, inebrious, bibacious, crapulent, crapulous; drunk, drunken, sodden, besotted, sottish, awash, Literary, in one's cups; under the influence, under the weather; grogged, Archaic, groggy, fuddled, muddled, obfuscated, woozy, bleary-eyed, pie-eyed, glassy-eyed; merry, happy, gay, jolly; maudlin.
2. All Inf. boozy, tight, lit, lit-up, lit to the gills, illuminated, liquored-up; half seas over, three or four sheets to the wind, under the sauce, off-color; pickled, lathered, high; mellow, with a jag on, feeling good, feeling no pain. See - drunk (def. 2).
3. All Sl. loaded, lubricated, oiled, well-oiled, stewed, tanked, Brit, pissed, Brit, bevied; primed, gassed, bombed, woozled; crocked, cocked, half-cocked, cockeyed, canned, potted. See - drunk (def. 3).
tirade, n. diatribe, invective, philippic, screed, curse, jeremiad, vituperation, denunciation, commination, stream of abuse, bitter harangue, verbal onslaught; contumely, billingsgate, condemnation, censure, obloquy, vilification, scurrility; curse, Archaic. malison, imprecation, execration, malediction; reproof, rebuke, reprimand, reprehension, objurgation, rating, upbraiding, Inf. tongue-lashing, Sl. dressing-down, Sl. bawling-out, Sl. chewing-out, castigation.
tire, v. 1. fatigue, fatigate, weary, drain, wear out, tire out; exhaust, enervate, lethargize; wind, fag, Inf. tucker, Inf. bush, Inf. take it out of, Sl. poop, Sl. poop out, Sl. knock out; burn out, do in, burn the candle at both ends, overwork, overtax; prostrate, debilitate, disable, devitalize.
2. bore, bore stiff, bore to tears, bore to death, set or send one to sleep; trouble, bother, wear on, annoy, irritate, irk, exasperate, tax [s.o.'s] patience, Inf. get.
tired, adj. 1. fatigued, weary, wearied, worn out, Inf. tuckered out, Inf. bushed, fagged, fagged out played out, burned out, wiped out, spent, Archaic. forspent; exhausted, Sl. dead, dead on one's feet, dead tired, Inf. dog-tired, tired out; overtired, done in, all in, ready to drop; drowsy, sleepy, half-asleep, groggy, Sl. dopey, Sl. drugged; All Sl. shot, beat, pooped, pooped out, (with have) had it.
tired of bored with or of, sick of, sick and tired of; Inf. fed up, Inf. fed up to the teeth, Inf. fed or had it up to here, Sl. fed to the gills.
3. bored, world-weary, life-weary, jaded, blasd.
4. stale, worn, hackneyed, commonplace, clichd; trite, platitudinous, Inf. bromidic.
My Account / Test History
When someone calls you, you answer the phone (or pick up the phone).
When you make a statement or some comments, we usually say the other person replies or responds.
When you ask a question, we usually say the other person answers. However, this is not 100% - reply and respond can also be used for answering a question.
When used as a noun (with a, an, the and possessive pronouns like my, your, his, her, etc.) the words answer and reply don't change - but the noun form of "respond" is response.