cold, hot
delicious, lovely (esp. BrE), nice, tasty
gourmet (esp. AmE), hearty, slap-up (BrE)
four-course, three-course, etc.
leisurely, long
informal (esp. BrE)
healthy, light
sandwich (BrE)

We went for a sandwich lunch at the local bar.

boxed (AmE), brown-bag (AmE), packed, sack (AmE)
barbecue (esp. BrE), buffet, carvery (BrE)
pub (BrE)
early, late
Sunday (esp. BrE)
annual (esp. BrE)

The society's annual lunch will be held next Wednesday.

business, working
literary (BrE)
birthday, celebratory (esp. BrE)
fund-raising (esp. BrE)
boozy (BrE), liquid (= consisting only of alcoholic drinks)
set (esp. BrE)

The restaurant offers a £20 set lunch.

eat, get, grab, have

Do you want to grab some lunch?

do (informal)

Let's do lunch sometime.

cook, fix (esp. AmE), make, prepare

She fixed lunch for the whole family.

buy (esp. AmE)

Can I buy you lunch?

bring, serve
appointment, date, meeting, party (esp. BrE)
break, hour, interval (BrE), period, recess (AmE)

The tour includes a lunch stop.

bag, box, bucket (AmE), pail (AmE), sack (AmE)
counter, table
hall, room (esp. AmE)
lady (AmE) (dinner lady in BrE)
things (BrE)

I helped wash up the lunch things.

rush (AmE)

The lunch crowd was filtering in slowly.

line (AmE), queue (BrE)
club (esp. BrE)
a spot of lunch (BrE)

Come and have a spot of lunch with me.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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