ADJ. last, next I'll be 28 next birthday.
VERB + BIRTHDAY have I hope you have a nice birthday. | spend She spent her 50th birthday in Paris. | celebrate | mark an exhibition to mark the artist's 70th birthday | forget, remember | approach He is approaching his 40th birthday, and thinking of retiring from sport.
BIRTHDAY + NOUN gift, present | card | cake | party | surprise He had a portrait painted as a birthday surprise for his daughter. | treat We're taking him to see the new film for his birthday treat.
PREP. for your ~ What do you want for your birthday? | on your ~ She'll be 34 on her next birthday.
PHRASES Happy birthday!, wish sb a happy birthday Wish John a happy birthday from me.