ADJ. cold, cool, iced, refreshing I could do with a nice cool drink. | hot, warm | milky | fizzy | low-alcohol, non-alcoholic, reduced-alcohol, soft | alcoholic | stiff, strong | diet, low-calorie | long She took a long drink of cold water. | celebratory | welcome You will be offered a welcome drink on arrival at the hotel. | farewell | early-evening, lunchtime | leisurely We were enjoying a leisurely drink before dinner. | quick | quiet
QUANT. round We ordered a round of drinks while waiting for a table.
VERB + DRINK drink, have I'll just drink my drink then we can go. She had a hot drink and went to bed. | 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 Would you like to go for a drink after work? | buy (sb), get (sb), offer (sb), order (sb) Can I buy you a drink? | pour (sb), serve (sb) He poured himself a stiff drink to calm his nerves. | 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 After his wife died, he turned to drink.
DRINK + NOUN drinks party We've been invited to a drinks party. | drinks cabinet/cupboard She took a bottle from the drinks cabinet. | problem She suspected her boss had a drink problem.
PREP. in a/the ~ Do you want ice in your drink? | ~ of I'll have a drink of milk, please.
1 take liquid into the body
ADV. greedily I pulled the ring-top from the can and drank greedily. | down, up He filled a cup with water and drank it down in one gulp. Drink up, and let's go home.
VERB + DRINK get yourself sth to, find sth to, have sth to Go and get yourself something to eat and drink.
PREP. from He drank from a tumbler. | through drinking lemonade through a straw
PHRASES eat and drink
2 drink alcohol
ADV. excessively, heavily, to excess, too much He's been drinking heavily since he lost his job. | in moderation, moderately, sensibly One way of persuading people to drink sensibly is to provide good-tasting alternatives with less alcohol. | steadily She had been drinking steadily since the early morning.
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.