Learn frequently used collocations with GIVE in English.
List of common collocations with Give.
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- 1 Give a call (a ring, a buzz)
- 2 Give a chance
- 3 Give a choice
- 4 Give a damn
- 5 Give a hand
- 6 Give a headache
- 7 Give a hug or kiss
- 8 Give a lecture or speech or performance
- 9 Give a ride
- 10 Give an advice
- 11 Give an answer
- 12 Give an example
- 13 Give an idea
- 14 Give an opinion
- 15 Give birth
- 16 Give credit
- 17 Give evidence
- 18 Give notice
- 19 Give permission
- 20 Give priority
- 21 Give rise to
- 22 Give somebody a call
- 23 Give somebody a chance
- 24 Give somebody a lift
- 25 Give something a go
- 26 Give the impression
- 27 Give thought (to)
- 28 Give hope
- 29 Give way
Give a call (a ring, a buzz)
- Give me a call to let me know you’ve arrived safely.
Give a chance
- Let me give a chance for the youngsters
Give a choice
- I was given no choice; I had to go to the boring lecture.
Give a damn
- She doesn’t give a damn about her job.
Give a hand
- He always give a hand to anyone in difficulty.
Give a headache
- The noise was giving her a headache.
Give a hug or kiss
- Come here and give me a hug!
Give a lecture or speech or performance
- The president will give a long speech.
Give a ride
- I’ve got to get into town. Can you give me a ride?
Give an advice
- We are here to give people advice about health issues.
Give an answer
- John always gives perfect answers in class.
Give an example
- John gave Iceland as an example of a cold country.
Useful collocations with GIVE in English.
Give an idea
- He gave an idea for new project so he got a promotion.
Give an opinion
- He didn’t give an opinion on the matter.
- I’m pregnant and I’ll give birth.
- You have to give credit to her for turning the match around.
- I was asked to give evidence at the trial.
- She’s given notice that she intends to leave.
- The city authorities gave permission for the rally to take place.
- They must also give priority to looked after children in care.
Give rise to
- They can give rise to cosmetic concerns.
Give somebody a call
- I’ll give you a call later in the week.
Give somebody a chance
- It gives me a chance to get away from soccer a little.
Give somebody a lift
- Please give me a lift onto the saddle.
Give something a go
- I doubt if he’ll listen to advice from me, but I’ll give it a go.
Give the impression
- His body did not give the impression of age.
Give thought (to)
- Have you given any more thought to going back to school?
- This book can and will give hope to the hopeless.
- You must give way to any pedestrians on the crossing.