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There's a German word, too! Tränken!! But you wouldn't use it for people, more for animals.
even then we don't really use it cause it to simlar to "ertränken", the german word for drown.
There is a Greek word, too! Ποτίζω!! But you woulnd't use it for people, more for animals, but most usually for plants, exactly like "water" when used as a verb... Wait a minute... It exists :D
EDIT: Scratch that. "Water" as a verb is used ONLY for plants, whereas "ποτίζω" is used for pets or animals as well. Well, Greek IS a superior language! (Mwhahaha! Patriotism to the max! ("Patriotism" is a Greek word too! evilface))
It's clearly not necessary. We say "have a drink" or "I gave them a drink"
I refuse to have to say a phrase when I should have a word that means the same thing!
Screw it...just say you watered somebody. I don't think plants will get angry if we apply that word to animals. :)
I think I'm going to start doing this.
And if someone says that doesn't apply to juice just tell them you'll juice them.
I've definitely been beer'd before.
Actually, you can also use that word for giving an animal water :3
Ok smarty pants...keep it up and I'm going to water you and or juice you. Take that.
I know a lot about the English Language...
Which is rather pointless to know tbh... woo useless skills!
should just milk her instead lol
I'm pretty sure this is actually proper, in old English.
When I used to go to my GPs farm, we called it "watering the livestock".
But you don't say "FED!" when you've given someone food, you say "I fed them". As it stands, "fed" is not limited to the usage of feeding someone else. You also say it when you've eaten "well, now I've fed I'll make costumes". You also use it to say something like "I'm fed up" - that has nothing to do with food.
Also, the term "fed" suggests you're feeding something, not sharing food. I for one do not say to my friend "I'm going to feed you" or "it's feeding time" (though I might now cause it's made me laugh) I say "lets get food" or "time for food".
Thus, a word for giving someone a drink is rather pointless.
I SHALL STAND MY GROUND!
nah, you're right.
Wait, wouldn't it just be "hydrated."
As in "I hydrated that man."
Not sure if you gave him a drink... Or sprayed him with water...
That just sounds naughty.
thats what i was thinking. if you give someone a liquid, they are hydrated.
Unless the liquid doesn't hydrate. Like rum. Then you're dehydrating them.
or, if the liquid is molten metal, then youre murdering them. hoorah!
It has been noticed before, there's many examples, they're called Lexical Gaps, such as a word meaning "eating even though you're full because the food is good" I forget what language it is, but it exists.
I'm learning so much on the lolbrary today.
Vlogbrothers on youtube, you learn without caring.
See also: Khan academy.
New word to me. I like it. Now I shall go sounds smart to someone else!
About bloody time an English literary enthusiast put this debate to bed!
Good find, however, the meaning in this context is the same as "quench" - To satisfy a thirst. You don't slake or quench a person, you slake/quench their thirst or craving. The equivalent of I will feed Bob would be I will slake Bob's thirst
Though at that point you might as well say sate instead of "slake".
Did you not read the definition you linked? "Slaked" does not mean what cam3corey described.
The proper word would be "binge". As in, "I was binge eating".
There is a word it's just not used much anymore it's "SUCKLED"
Also the word WATERED is used - as in I watered the horses.
watered, watering, water. Doesn't work with juice.
I shall quench you.
"My friend was laid up, his arms and legs in crutches, and he was dying for a drink. So I fed him a beer."
"Fed" is more versatile than it appears.
How can so many people be so terri le at english. Youre generation is fucked. We do have a word for it. Its called hydrate and hydrated.