Learn useful collocations with HAVE in English with examples.
Commonly Used Collocations with HAVE
Have a baby
- She’s going to have a baby.
Have a backache
- My father has a backache so he couldn’t sleep well.
Have a bad fall
- My friend had a bad fall.
Have a bad temper
- I know I have a bad temper sometimes.
Have a bath
- I can’t remember the last time I had a bath.
Have a birthday
- Well, you can’t have a birthday without a cake.
Have a bite
- Can I have a bite of your hot dog?
Have a break
- Let’s have a break when you finish this exercise
Have a business trip
- My dad has a business trip so we could not visit our grandmother together.
Have a busy day
- I have a busy day.
Have a career/a goal
- I wanted to have a career as a singer.
Have a chance
- We have a chance to make things better.
Have a chat
- I’ll have a chat to John about it.
Have a cold
- She has a cold so she is very tired.
Have a competition
- Next week, we will have a competition at school.
Have a confrontation
- Our company has a confrontation between employers and unions.
Have a conversation/chat
- Can we have a conversation before we make any decision?
Have a cup of tea/ coffee
- Would you like to have a cup of tea/coffee?
Have a dance
- Let’s have a dance together.
Have a day off
- I have a day off to take care of my grandmother.
Have a discussion
- We should have a discussion about this topic to understand deeply.
Have a dispute
- I have a dispute with anyone who would challenge us.
Have a doubt
- Teacher, I have a doubt about this.
Have a dream
- I had a dream that I won the lottery.
Have a drill
- We have a drill. We’re going to drill.
Have a drink
- Would you like to have a drink after work?
Have a feeling
- I have a feeling that something is wrong.
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Have a fight
- My best friend and I had a fight.
Have a fit
- If your mother finds out about this, she’ll have a fit.
Have a game
- He said we could have a game.
Have a glass of wine
- I have a glass of wine with a meal.
Have a go
- Can I have a go on your guitar?
Have a goal
- You now have a goal to aim for.
Have a good time
- I had a good time with my family.
Have a good/nice/etc day!
- Wish you have a good day with your boy friend.
Have a great weekend
- Did you have a great weekend?
Have a haircut
- She has a haircut.
Have a hard time
- Companies are having a hard time finding and retaining their people.
Have a headache
- If you have a headache, you should take some aspirin.
Have a holiday
- I want to have a holiday with my family.
Have a jacuzzi
- Spa rooms also have a Jacuzzi bath.
Have a jog
- You should have a jog in the evening.
Have a laugh
- We just muck around in training and have a laugh.
Have a lecture
- I will have a lecture tomorrow.
Have a lesson
- I have a lesson in 15 minutes.
Have a lie down
- I’ll go home and have a lie down instead.
Have a limp
- As you know, I have a limp from my service in Gaul.
Have a lisp
- If they have a lisp, don’t mention it or laugh at it secretly or openly.
Have a listen
- Finally, Adam tells me to have a listen.
Have a look
- Can I have a look at your wedding photos?
Have a massage
- Does this hotel have a massage room?
Have a meal
- Seldom, if ever, do I have a meal alone.
Have a meeting
- We have a meeting at 9:00. Don’t be late!
Have a moment
- I’m just letting her have a moment.
Have a nap
- I was exhausted so I had a nap on the sofa.
Have a night mare
- I had a scary nightmare last night.
Have a party/concert
- It’s your birthday nextweek, let’s have a party!
Have a passion for
- I have a passion for math.
Have a plan
- Don’t worry, I have a plan to fix this.
Have a problem
- Our school is having financial problem.
Have a quarrel
- Mrs. Ridgewell asked if they’d had a quarrel.
Have a relationship
- I have a relationship with that brand.
Have a rest
- You look awful. Lie down and have a rest.
Have a ride
- Can I have a ride with you?
Have a right
- People have a right to be heard and express their views.
Have a run
- You have a run in your stocking.
Have a safe journey
Charts are absolutely essential to having a safe journey.
Have a salad
- Maybe for dessert we could have a salad of local fresh fruits.
Have a sandwich
- He did not have a sandwich.
Have a scrub
- If you don’t have a scrub, you can make your own.
Have a shave
- I’ll just have a shave before we go.
Have a shower
- I usually have two showers a day.
Have a smell
- They have a smell unlike any smell on earth.
Have a snack
- We have a snack with them before the class.
Have a snooze
- I’m going to have a snooze after lunch.
Have a stretch
- If your machine does not have a stretch stitch, use a zigzag stitch.
Have a stroke
- I was too young to have a stroke.
Have a swim
- This afternoon I have a swim meet.
Have a talk
- We can have a talk about it some other time.
Have a taste
I’m inviting you to have a taste of it.
Have a temperature
- There was no improvement; she continued to have a temperature.
Have a think
- He doesn’t eat meat, he’s avoiding cheese, he’ll have a think about wine.
Have a touch
- We’ve allowed someone to have a touch, turn and shoot at our goal.
Have a try
- I’ll explain what to do and then you can have a try.
Have a walk
- We would often have a walk of an evening.
Have a wash
- I need to have a wash before dinner.
…Useful Collocations with HAVE…
Have a wish
- Human beings have a wish for closure, to get on with their lives.
Have a word
- My boss had a word with me about my actions.
Have a word
- Can I have a word with you?
Have a workout
- Normally I have a workout on the beach when I stay here.
Have a access (to)
- Who had access to my computer while I was away?
Have an accident
- Josh had a car accident last night.
Have an appointment with
- I have an appointment with the doctor today.
Have an argument
- I had an argument with my father.
Have an effect (on)
- Did increasing the price have much effect on sales?
Have an energy bar
- When that’s not an option, have an energy bar for a snack.
Have an event
- Why not have an event here?
Have an exam
- I have an exam tomorrow, wish me luck.
Have an excuse
- She has an excuse for everything.
Have an experience
- I had a frightening experience the other day.
Have an ice-cream
- Can I have an ice-cream, please?
Have an idea
- I’ve just had a really good idea!
Have an interview
- He has an interview tomorrow, and he’s a little nervous.
Have an opportunity
- You’ve already had lots of opportunities.
- I’m having lunch with Linda today.
- She had difficulty in starting her car.
- Personally, I do have faith.
- We have food banks in this country.
Have fun/a good time
- Did you have fun at the party.
Have no education
- There are many children who have no education, food, or family.
Have no fear
- In any case, I have no fear of death”.
- You’ve got to have patience.
Have a rest
- You should go to your room and have a rest.
- We don’t have room for a pool table in our apartment.
- I have self-esteem now that I’ve never had before.
- I had heard that the girls are forced to have sex.
- The company needs more people who have skills.
Have some sugar/ milk
- Could I have some milk please?
Have something to eat
- You should have something to eat.
- They don’t really have soul.
- You have to have success and failure.
- I really have sympathy for them.
Have the chance (to)
- You will have the chance to ask questions at the end.
- Hopefully we should have time to prepare.
- I know you have trouble with eye contact.
- I can’t stand here talking – I have work to do.
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