glass

noun
1 transparent substance
ADJECTIVE
clear, coloured/colored, opaque, plain, smoked, tinted
broken
flying

A bomb went off, and many people were injured by flying glass.

bulletproof, cut, frosted, plate, safety, stained, toughened
… OF GLASS
piece
pane, sheet
fragment, shard, sliver, splinter

The floor was littered with fragments of broken glass.

VERB + GLASS
blow, make

We watched the craftsmen blowing glass.

The factory makes safety glass.

break, crack, shatter, smash
GLASS + VERB
break, crack, shatter, smash, splinter

the sound of glass breaking

GLASS + NOUN
beads, bottle, bowl, eye, jar, vase, vial
cabinet, case
door, panel, partition, roof, wall, window
table
fibre/fiber

a boat made of glass fibre/fiber

PREPOSITION
behind glass

The books were all behind glass (= in glass cases).

on glass

She cut her foot on some glass.

under glass

We grow fruit under glass (= in a glasshouse).

through glass

He could see the light through the frosted glass.

2 for drinking
ADJECTIVE
brimming (esp. BrE), full
half-empty, half-full
empty
beer, brandy, champagne, sherry, whisky/whiskey, wine
crystal

a set of crystal glasses

tall

a tall glass of milk

fresh (esp. AmE)

He poured her a fresh glass of sherry.

pint

beer in a pint glass

VERB + GLASS
have

He had a small glass of lager with his meal.

drink, sip

She sat sipping a glass of champagne.

drain, empty
fill, pour, refill, top up

The waiter filled their glasses.

clean, polish, wash

The butler was polishing the brandy glasses.

lift, raise

She raised the glass to her lips.

hand sb

I handed her a glass of wine.

put down, set down

I put my glass down on the table.

clink

They clinked glasses, still laughing.

GLASS + VERB
clink

He heard glasses clinking in the other room.

PREPOSITION
in a/the/sb's glass

the red liquid in his glass

glass of

She had had three glasses of wine already.

PHRASES
(a) glass in (your) hand

He sat back, glass in hand.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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