drinking collocations and examples

 UK /ˈdrɪŋkɪŋ/

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the activity of drinking alcohol


Adjectives frequently used with drinking
a lot: hard, heavy, regularHe died from liver disease which could have been caused by regular heavy drinking.too much: binge, excessive, harmful, hazardous, irresponsible, problemAn advertisement campaign to show people the dangers of binge drinking was also launched.not too much: moderate, responsible, safe, sensibleThe importance of sensible drinking cannot be over-estimated.causing problems for other people: anti-socialThere is a problem of anti-social drinking on the streets of the town.when you are legally too young: underageVandalism, graffiti, underage drinking, drug misuse and threatening behaviour are all serious problems.
Verbs frequently used with drinking
stop drinking: quit, stopEven in advanced liver disease, it is still beneficial to stop drinking.reduce drinking: control, curb, reduceMany people reduce their drinking as they get older for a variety of health reasons.deal with drinking: combat, tackleThis is an innovative scheme to tackle street drinking.start drinking: startMiddle-class women who are becoming socially successful have started drinking.go somewhere for drinking: go, go outThe most popular place to go drinking in Bristol is Clifton Village.
Nouns frequently used after drinking
habit or problem: habit, problemShe has sought treatment for her drinking problem.someone you often drink with: buddy, companion, partnerHe came home drunk tonight, and he brought a couple of his drinking buddies with him.time when you drink: binge, bout, sessionRemember you might be over the limit for driving the next morning after a heavy drinking session.the belief that drinking is important and part of society: cultureWe don’t think that the drinking culture which is causing health problems in the UK can be turned around overnight.
 
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