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
stiff, strong (= with a lot of alcohol in it)
mixed (AmE)
diet, low-calorie
energy, sports (esp. AmE)

She took a long drink of cold water.

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

They invited us for pre-dinner drinks.

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

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


The entrance charge includes a free drink.


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

consume (formal), drink, have

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

She had a hot drink and went to bed.


They were enjoying a drink by the pool.


Do you want a drink?


I really need a cold drink.

down, finish, knock back

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


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.


She went around refilling everyone's drinks.


Some idiot spilled my drink.


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.

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.


Plastic drink bottles can be recycled.

in a/the drink

Do you want ice in your drink?

drink of

I'll have a drink of milk, please.

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

a stand serving food and drinks

1 take liquid into the body
greedily, thirstily

I opened the can and drank thirstily.


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.

find sth to, get yourself sth to, have sth to

Go and get yourself something to eat and drink.


He drank from a tumbler.


She was drinking soda through a straw.

eat and drink, eat or drink

Do you want something to eat or drink?

2 drink alcohol
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


She had been drinking steadily since the early morning.


She had never been someone who drank regularly.


I never drink alone.


At that age they can legally drink alcohol.

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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