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Synonyms for alcoholism

an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess

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And it's not hard to understand why we are a nation of alchies and they seem to be able to drink nearly as much, but still appear to be more civilised.
The Alchies lost out 8-3 to Hot Boys FC for who a first half hat-trick from Manjat set them on their way and Untouchables hopes of moving up the ladder was frustrated by Under Pants who picked up a slick 9-6 success despite a five-goal show from Bucknall for the losers.
Dingwall, Mills and Barlow (2) scored the goals that inspired Surreal Madrid to a 4-2 victory over Lewis Legends, but Alchies went down 5-2 to Hi Speed.
RAMPANT Alchies went goal crazy in this week's Leisure League football at Nuneaton's North Warwickshire College.
Alchies edged out rival Thirty-ish 9-8 in a 17-goal thriller.