ADJ. severe, terrible, worst It has been the worst drought in the country's history. | long, prolonged | summer
VERB + DROUGHT have England has had several summer droughts in recent years. | cause | break A week of good rains has broken the drought.
DROUGHT + VERB affect sth Large areas of Africa are affected by severe drought.
DROUGHT + NOUN conditions
PREP. during/in ~ Some of the newer plants in the garden died during the drought.
PHRASES in times of drought, months/years of drought