"She dashed off a note to her husband saying she would not be home for supper"
"He scratched off a thank-you note to the hostess"
drink down entirely;
"He downed three martinis before dinner"
"She killed a bottle of brandy that night"
"They popped a few beer after work"
- He drank off the wine amid the cheers.
- His mind kept branching off into the contemplation of silly things.