drink

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noun
ADJECTIVE
cold, cool, iced, refreshing

I could do with a nice cool drink.

hot, warm
milky (BrE)
sugary, sweet
fruit, fruity (AmE)
carbonated, fizzy (BrE)
non-alcoholic, soft
alcoholic
stiff, strong (= with a lot of alcohol in it)
mixed (AmE)
diet, low-calorie
energy, sports (esp. AmE)
caffeinated
long

She took a long drink of cold water.

quiet (esp. BrE)
quick
after-dinner, pre-dinner

They invited us for pre-dinner drinks.

early-evening, lunchtime (esp. BrE)
celebratory
farewell (esp. BrE)
welcome (esp. BrE)

You will be offered a welcome drink on arrival at the hotel.

free

The entrance charge includes a free drink.

… OF DRINKS
round

We ordered a round of drinks while waiting for a table.

VERB + DRINK
consume (formal), drink, have

I'll just drink my drink then we can go.

She had a hot drink and went to bed.

enjoy

They were enjoying a drink by the pool.

want

Do you want a drink?

need

I really need a cold drink.

sip
down, finish, knock back

He knocked back his drink in one go and ordered another one.

take

He took a drink of his beer and sat down.

go for (BrE), go out for

Would you like to go out for a drink after work?

buy (sb), get (sb), grab, offer (sb), order (sb)

Can I buy you a drink?

Let's go grab a drink.

pour (sb), serve (sb)

He poured himself a stiff drink to calm his nerves.

make, mix

He taught her how to mix drinks.

refill

She went around refilling everyone's drinks.

spill

Some idiot spilled my drink.

spike

The robbers spiked his drink before taking his wallet and passport.

drive sb to

Her money problems drove her to drink (= made her start drinking a lot of alcohol).

turn to (esp. BrE)

After his wife died, he turned to drink.

DRINK + NOUN
drinks party

We've been invited to a drinks party.

drinks cabinet (esp. BrE)

She took a bottle from the drinks cabinet.

problem (BrE) (drinking problem in AmE)

She suspected her boss had a drink problem.

bottle

Plastic drink bottles can be recycled.

PREPOSITION
in a/the drink

Do you want ice in your drink?

drink of

I'll have a drink of milk, please.

PHRASES
food and drink (esp. BrE), food and drinks

a stand serving food and drinks

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verb
1 take liquid into the body
ADVERB
greedily, thirstily

I opened the can and drank thirstily.

deeply

She drank deeply from the stream.

down, up

He filled a cup with water and drank it down in one gulp.

Drink up, and let's go home.

VERB + DRINK
find sth to, get yourself sth to, have sth to

Go and get yourself something to eat and drink.

PREPOSITION
from

He drank from a tumbler.

through

She was drinking soda through a straw.

PHRASES
eat and drink, eat or drink

Do you want something to eat or drink?

2 drink alcohol
ADVERB
excessively, heavily, to excess, too much

He's been drinking heavily since he lost his job.

in moderation, moderately, responsibly, sensibly (esp. BrE)

ads that tell people to drink responsibly

steadily

She had been drinking steadily since the early morning.

regularly

She had never been someone who drank regularly.

alone

I never drink alone.

legally

At that age they can legally drink alcohol.

PHRASES
drink and drive

The campaign aims to persuade people not to drink and drive.

drink like a fish (= drink a lot)

Simon was drinking like a fish that evening.

drink yourself to death

He knew that he was probably drinking himself to death.

Drink is used with these nouns as the object: ↑alcohol, ↑ale, ↑beer, ↑bottle, ↑brandy, ↑can, ↑champagne, ↑chocolate, ↑cider, ↑cocktail, ↑coffee, ↑coke, ↑cup, ↑drink, ↑fluid, ↑gin, ↑glass, ↑juice, ↑liquid, ↑liquor, ↑milk, ↑mouthful, ↑mug, ↑pint, ↑poison, ↑sherry, ↑sip, ↑soda, ↑soup, ↑spirit, ↑tea, ↑toast, ↑water, ↑whisky, ↑wine

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