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Have trouble passing the bar? (5 letter answer)

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The answer DRINK is rarely seen, appearing only about once every 1300 puzzles.

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DRINK as a noun:

1. a single serving of a beverage; "I asked for a hot drink"; "likes a drink before dinner"
2. (drink, drinking, boozing, drunkenness, crapulence) = the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess; "drink was his downfall"
3. (beverage, drink, drinkable, potable) = any liquid suitable for drinking; "may I take your beverage order?"
4. any large deep body of water; "he jumped into the drink and had to be rescued"
5. (swallow, drink, deglutition) = the act of swallowing; "one swallow of the liquid was enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"

DRINK as a verb:

1. (drink, imbibe) = take in liquids; "The patient must drink several liters each day"; "The children like to drink soda"
2. (drink, booze, fuddle) = consume alcohol; "We were up drinking all night"
3. (toast, drink, pledge, salute, wassail) = propose a toast to; "Let us toast the birthday girl!"; "Let's drink to the New Year"
4. (drink in, drink) = be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to; "The mother drinks in every word of her son on the stage"
5. (drink, tope) = drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic; "The husband drinks and beats his wife"