Collocation: 2500+ Collocations List from A-Z with Examples 1

Collocation: 2500+ Collocations List from A-Z with Examples

Collocation! Learn collocation definition and useful list of 2500 common collocations in English with ESL printable worksheets and example sentences. Using this collocation dictionary improves your English, especially your English speaking skills, and increases your vocabulary words in English.

Collocation: Definition & Examples

Collocation Definition

What is a collocation? learn collocation definition with useful examples.

Collocation definition: A collocation is two or more words that often go together. Some collocation examples are “pay attention”, “fast food”, “make an effort”, and “powerful engine”.

Collocations make it easier to avoid overused or ambiguous words like “very”, “nice”, or “beautiful”, by using a pair of words that fits the context better and has a more precise meaning. Using collocations will help your English sound naturally like a native speaker.

Collocation Examples

Examples of collocations with take, get, do, make, go…

  • He had intended to take a holiday in New York.
  • He wanted to see if he could get a job with us.
  • I might take a lesson from you.
  • My goals were to go back to school and get a degree.
  • I’ll take a look at the website and let you know what I think. 
  • He was beginning to get angry.
  • Couldn’t you do a favour and leave me alone?
  • She should make a right choice.
  • Could you do a report for me?
  • We are to make a contract for a supply of raw silk with the company.
  • I like to do homework.
  • We need to make a deal for this project.
  • The company is about to go bankrupt.

Examples of different types of collocations made from combinations of verb, noun, adjective,…

  • Adverb + Adjective: Fully aware, Happily married, Highly controversial, Highly effective, Highly probable, Highly profitable…
  • Adverb + Adverb: Only just, Pretty well, Quite a lot, Quite enough, Quite often, Right away…
  • Adverb + Verb: Badly damage, Deeply rooted (in), Never knew, Quite agree…
  • Adjective + Noun: Internal injury, Internal organ, Irreparable damage, Joint account, Just cause, Key issue, Key role…
  • Adjective + Preposition: Comfortable with, Concerned with, Nasty of, Nervous of, Nice of, Furious about, Guilty about…
  • Noun + Noun: Core values, Corporate finance, Cottage industry, Creation science, Credit bureau, Credit union…
  • Verb + Noun: Go on a date, Go on a picnic, Go on foot, Have a fight, Have a fit, Have a game, Keep quiet, Keep records…
  • Verb + Preposition: Allow for, Apologize for, Ask for, Object to, Pray to, Prefer to …
  • Verb + Adverb: Go far, Go first, Go upstairs, Guess correctly, Hit hard, Judge harshly, Know well…
  • Noun + Preposition: Date with, Dealings with, Difficulty with, Debate on, Information on, Hold on…

Examples of collocations with prepositions at, in , on, to, with ….

  • He’s brilliant at football.
  • They are excellent at planning fun parties.
  • The teacher was surprised at the student’s question.
  • She has lost her belief in God.
  • There was no change in the patient’s condition overnight.
  • I need some lessons in how to set up a website.
  • congratulate you on your new job!
  • insist on Peter’s studying every day for two hours.
  • Can we rely on this old car to get us there?
  • I feel very proud to be a part of the team.
  • People are scared to use the buses late at night.
  • It’s nice to know you.
  • You are blessed with many talents.
  • Don’t be careless with your ATM card.
  • The fall in retail sales is directly connected with the decline in employment.

Collocation Dictionary

Learn different types of collocations and list of 2500+ common collocations in English.

Verb Collocations List | Collocation Dictionary

List and examples of verb noun collocations from A to Z.

Collocations with Ask

List of common collocations with Ask.

  • Ask a favour
  • Ask a question
  • Ask about
  • Ask after somebody
  • Ask for advice
  • Ask for directions
  • Ask for something
  • Ask permission
  • Ask sb out
  • Ask if/ whether

Collocations with Break

List of useful collocations with Break.

  • Break a bone/ your arm
  • Break a code
  • Break a habit
  • Break a law
  • Break a leg
  • Break a promise
  • Break a record
  • Break a window
  • Break even
  • Break free
  • Break ground
  • Break loose
  • Break new ground
  • Break news
  • Break one’s fall
  • Break someone’s heart
  • Break the bank
  • Break the ice
  • Break the mold
  • Break the news to someone
  • Break the rules
  • Break the silence
  • Break the spell
  • Break wind

Collocations with Catch

List of important collocations with Catch.

  • Catch (on) fire
  • Catch a ball
  • Catch a bus/ a train
  • Catch a chill
  • Catch a cold
  • Catch a cold
  • Catch a glimpse
  • Catch a thief
  • Catch a whiff
  • Catch sight of
  • Catch someone Red-Handed / Catch Someone In The Act
  • Catch someone’s attention
  • Catch someone’s eye
  • Catch the flu
  • Catch you Later!
  • Catch your breath

Collocations with Come

List of essential collocations with Come.

  • Come clean about
  • Come close
  • Come complete with
  • Come early
  • Come first
  • Come into view
  • Come last
  • Come late
  • Come on time
  • Come prepared
  • Come right back
  • Come to a compromise
  • Come to a conclusion
  • Come to a decision
  • Come to a realization
  • Come to a stand still (idiom)
  • Come to a stop
  • Come to an agreement
  • Come to an end
  • Come to life
  • Come to sb’s rescue
  • Come to terms with
  • Come under attack
  • Come up with

Collocations with Do

List of useful collocations with Do.

  • Do a course
  • Do a deal
  • Do a favour
  • Do a good/great/terrible job
  • Do a report
  • Do anything/something/everything
  • Do badly
  • Do better
  • Do business
  • Do crosswords
  • Do damage
  • Do exercise
  • Do experiments
  • Do good
  • Do gymnastics
  • Do harm
  • Do homework
  • Do laundry
  • Do nothing
  • Do research
  • Do someone a favour
  • Do something right
  • Do something wrong
  • Do sums
  • Do the cleaning
  • Do the cooking
  • Do the dishes
  • Do the housework
  • Do the ironing
  • Do the math
  • The maximum
  • Do the minimum
  • Do the paperwork
  • Do the right thing
  • Do the shopping
  • Do the washing up
  • Do well
  • Do work
  • Do your best
  • Do your duty
  • Do Your hair
  • Do your makeup
  • Do your nails

Collocations with Get

List of commonly used collocations with Get.

  • Get a call
  • Get a chance
  • Get a clue
  • Get a cold
  • Get a degree/ a diploma
  • Get a job
  • Get a joke
  • Get a letter (receive)
  • Get a shock
  • Get a splitting headache
  • Get a tan
  • Get a ticket
  • Get a/the right
  • Get angry
  • Get changed (change clothes)
  • Get cool
  • Get dark
  • Get divorced
  • Get dressed/ undressed
  • Get drunk
  • Get enthusiastic
  • Get fired
  • Get frightened
  • Get getting dark
  • Get good/top/bad marks
  • Get home (arrive)
  • Get hot (ter)
  • Get hungry
  • Get into trouble
  • Get lost
  • Get married
  • Get nowhere
  • Get old
  • Get one’s hair cut
  • Get out of breath
  • Get permission
  • Get pregnant
  • Get ready for
  • Get sleep
  • Get started
  • Get stuck in a traffic jam
  • Get the impression
  • Get the message
  • Get the sack
  • Get the ticket (buy)
  • Get tired
  • Get to sleep
  • Get together
  • Get upset
  • Get wet
  • Get worried

Collocations with Give

List of collocations with Give.

  • Give a call (a ring, a buzz)
  • Give a chance
  • Give a choice
  • Give a damn
  • Give a hand
  • Give a headache
  • Give a hug or kiss
  • Give a lecture or speech or performance
  • Give a ride
  • Give advice
  • Give an answer
  • Give an example
  • Give an idea
  • Give an opinion
  • Give birth
  • Give credit
  • Give evidence
  • Give notice
  • Give permission
  • Give priority
  • Give rise to
  • Give sb a call
  • Give sb a chance
  • Give sb a lift
  • Give sth a go
  • Give the impression
  • Give thought (to)
  • Give up
  • Give up hope
  • Give way

Collocations with Go

Collocations with Go

List of common collocations with Go.

  • Go abroad
  • Go astray
  • Go bad
  • Go bald
  • Go bankrupt
  • Go blind
  • Go crazy
  • Go deaf
  • Go finishing
  • Go insane (idiom)
  • Go mad/angry
  • Go missing
  • Go on a date
  • Go on a picnic
  • Go on foot
  • Go online
  • Go out of business
  • Out of fashion
  • Go overseas
  • Go quiet
  • Go sailing
  • Go smoothly
  • Go to the beach/to the movie
  • Go to war

Collocations with Have

List of useful collocations with Have.

  • Have a baby
  • Have a backache
  • Have a bad fall
  • Have a bad temper
  • Have a bath
  • Have a birthday
  • Have a bite
  • Have a break
  • Have a business trip
  • Have a busy day
  • Have a career/a goal
  • Have a chance
  • Have a chat
  • Have a cold
  • Have a competition
  • Have a confrontation
  • Have a conversation/chat
  • Have a cup of tea/ coffee
  • Have a dance
  • Have a day off
  • Have a depression/etc
  • Have a discussion
  • Have a dispute
  • Have a doubt
  • Have a dream
  • Have a drill
  • Havea drink
  • Have a feeling
  • Have a fight
  • Have a fit
  • Have a game
  • Have a glass of wine
  • Have a go
  • Have a goal
  • Have a good time
  • Have a good/nice/etc day!
  • Have a great weekend
  • Have a haircut
  • Have a hard time
  • Have a headache
  • Have a holiday
  • Have a jacuzzi
  • Have a jog
  • Have a laugh
  • Have a lecture
  • Have a lesson
  • Have a lie down
  • Have a limp
  • Have a lisp
  • Have a listen
  • Have a look
  • Have a massage
  • Have a meal
  • Have a meeting
  • Have a moment
  • Have a nap
  • Have a night mare
  • Have a party/concert
  • Have a passion for
  • Have a plan
  • Have a problem
  • Have a quarrel
  • Have a relationship
  • Have a rest
  • Have a ride
  • Have a right
  • Have a run
  • Have a safe journey
  • Have a salad
  • Have a sandwich
  • Have a scrub
  • Have a shave
  • Have a shower
  • Have a smell
  • Have a snack
  • Have a snooze
  • Have a stretch
  • Have a stroke
  • Have a swim
  • Have a talk
  • Have a taste
  • Have a temperature
  • Have a think
  • Have a touch
  • Have a try
  • Have a walk
  • Have a wash
  • Have a wish
  • Have a word
  • Have a workout
  • Have access (to)
  • Have an accident
  • Have an appointment with
  • Have an argument
  • Have an effect (on)
  • Have an energy bar
  • Have an event
  • Have an exam
  • Have an excuse
  • Have an experience
  • Have an ice-cream
  • Have an idea
  • Have an interview
  • Have an opportunity
  • Have breakfast/lunch/dinner
  • Have difficulty
  • Have faith
  • Have food
  • Have fun/a good time
  • Have no education
  • Have no fear
  • Have patience
  • Have rest
  • Have room
  • Have self-esteem
  • Have sex
  • Have skills
  • Have some sugar/ milk
  • Have something to eat
  • Have soul
  • Have success
  • Have sympathy
  • Have the chance (to)
  • Have time
  • Have trouble
  • Have work

Collocations with Keep

List of collocations with Keep.

  • Keep a diary
  • Keep a promise
  • Keep a secret
  • Keep an appointment
  • Keep calm
  • Keep control
  • Keep in touch
  • Keep quiet
  • Keep records
  • Keep score
  • Keep someone’s place
  • Keep the change
  • Keep your balance

Collocations with Make

Collocations with Make

List of commonly used collocations with Make.

  • Make a break with somebody
  • Make a bed
  • Make a bundle (idiom)
  • Make a cake
  • Make a call
  • Make a choice
  • Make a comment
  • Make a complaint
  • Make a confession/an admission
  • Make a contract
  • Make a cup of tea
  • Make a deal
  • Make a decision
  • Make a difference
  • Make a discovery
  • Make a dress
  • Make a fire
  • Make a fool of yourself
  • Make a fortune
  • Make a fuss
  • Make a habit
  • Make a joke
  • Make a list
  • Make a living
  • Make a mess
  • Make a mistake
  • Make a move
  • Make a note (of)
  • Make a pass at
  • Make a phone call
  • Make a point
  • Make a prediction
  • Make a presentation
  • Make a profit
  • Make a promise
  • Make a recovery
  • Make a remark
  • Make a reservation
  • Make a rude gesture
  • Make a salad
  • Make a sales call
  • Make a sandwich
  • Make a snack
  • Make a sound
  • Make a speech
  • Make a statement
  • Make a suggestion
  • Make a takeover bid
  • Make a tea
  • Make a threat
  • Make amends
  • Make an agreement
  • Make an allusion
  • Make an appearance
  • Make an appointment
  • Make an arrangement
  • Make an attempt
  • Make an effort
  • Make an enquiry
  • Make an exception
  • Make an excuse
  • Make an impression
  • Make an objection
  • Make an observation
  • Make an offer
  • Make arrangements
  • Make believe
  • Make breakfast/lunch/dinner
  • Make changes
  • Make coffee
  • Make contact
  • Make ends meet
  • Make food
  • Make friends
  • Make fun of someone
  • Make furniture
  • Make love
  • Make money
  • Make noise
  • Make one’s bow
  • Make one’s own way back
  • Make peace
  • Make plans
  • Make progress
  • Make an effort
  • Make room
  • Make sb feel sth
  • Make sense
  • Make someone angry/mad/happy/sad
  • Make sth easy
  • Make sure
  • Make the bed
  • Make time
  • Make tracks
  • Make trouble
  • Make up
  • Make up your mind
  • Make war
  • Make your bed

Collocations with Pay

List of collocations with Pay.

  • Pay a bill
  • Pay a fine
  • Pay a visit
  • Pay attention
  • Pay by credit card
  • Pay cash
  • Pay interest
  • Pay one’s respects
  • Pay someone a compliment
  • Pay someone a visit

Collocations with Save

List of useful collocations with Save.

  • Save electricity
  • Save energy
  • Save lives
  • Save money
  • Save one’s strength
  • Save someone a seat
  • Save someone’s life
  • Save something
  • Save space
  • Save time
  • Save yourself the trouble

Collocations with Say

List of collocations with Say.

  • Say a few words
  • Say a word
  • Say for certain/sure
  • Say good morning/afternoon
  • Say goodbye
  • Say hello
  • Say no more
  • Say nothing
  • Say something
  • Say sorry
  • Say yes/no

Collocations with Take

List of essential collocations with Take.

  • Take (sb) to court
  • Take (sb’s) temperature
  • Take a bite
  • Take a bow
  • Take a break
  • Take a call
  • Take a chance
  • Take a class
  • Take a decision (make)
  • Take a holiday
  • Take a lesson
  • Take a look
  • Take a message
  • Take a nap
  • Take a number
  • Take a photo/ a photograph
  • Take a picture
  • Take a rest
  • Take a risk
  • Take a seat
  • Take a shower (have)
  • Take a step
  • Take a taxi/bus/train/plane
  • Take a test
  • Take a while/ a minute/ five minutes
  • Take action
  • Take advantage (of)
  • Take advice
  • Take ages
  • Take an exam/ a test/ a course
  • Take an opportunity
  • Take care
  • Take care of
  • Take charge
  • Take drugs
  • Take exercise
  • Take hostage
  • Take medicine
  • Take notes
  • Take notice
  • Take part
  • Take place
  • Take pride in
  • Take prisoner
  • Take sb’s place
  • Take someone’s temperature
  • Take time
  • Take time of (away form work for holidays or to do sth)
  • Take turns
  • Take up space
  • Take your time

Collocations with Tell

List of important collocations with Tell.

  • Tell a joke
  • Tell a lie
  • Tell a secret
  • Tell a story
  • Tell sb the time
  • Tell the difference
  • Tell the future
  • Tell the time
  • Tell the truth
  • Tell your name

Other Verb + Noun Collocations

  • Abuse drugs
  • Accept (a) defeat
  • Accept a challenge
  • Accept an apology
  • Accept an invitation
  • Accept responsibility
  • Achieve a goal
  • Admit defeat
  • Against the law
  • Answer a letter
  • Answer a prayer
  • Answer a question
  • Answer an advertisement
  • Answer the door
  • Answer the phone
  • Apply for a job
  • Attract attention
  • Attract sb’s attention
  • Balance a budget
  • Bear a resemblance (to sb/sth)
  • Beat a record
  • Beat to death
  • Blow your nose
  • Book a flight
  • Boost morale
  • Bring about change
  • Bring attention to
  • Bring to an end
  • Bring to justice
  • Call a meeting
  • Call a name
  • Call a strike
  • Call an election
  • Call attention to
  • Call in sick
  • Call sb names
  • Call the police
  • Carry weight
  • Cast a spell
  • Cast a vote
  • Cast doubt
  • Cause trouble
  • Change course
  • Change the subject
  • Change your mind
  • Claim responsibility
  • Close the gap
  • Commit suicide
  • Conduct research
  • Consider a possibility
  • Cost a fortune
  • Cover costs
  • Cross sb’s mind
  • Cut costs
  • Declare war
  • Deliver a baby
  • Doesn’t matter
  • Drop the subject
  • Earn a living
  • Eke out a living
  • Enter a plea
  • Enter politics
  • Exceed expectations
  • Express concern
  • Express interest (in)
  • Extend a deadline
  • Face a challenge
  • Face the fact(s)
  • Fail miserably
  • Fall in love
  • Fight a fire
  • Fight a war
  • Fight corruption
  • Fill a gap
  • Fill in a form
  • Find time
  • Fire a shot
  • Follow a pattern
  • Follow advice
  • Follow directions
  • Follow instructions
  • Gain access
  • Hold a referendum
  • Hold an election
  • Hold an inquiry
  • Hold hands
  • Hold office
  • Hold sb hostage
  • Hold sb prisoner
  • Hold talks
  • Hurt sb’s feelings
  • Impose conditions
  • Impose restrictions
  • Impose sanctions
  • Issue a permit
  • Join a club
  • Join forces
  • Join the army
  • Jump to a conclusion
  • Kick a goal
  • Kill time
  • Know the score
  • Lay the groundwork
  • Lead the field
  • Lead the way
  • Lead the world
  • Lead to believe
  • Leading role
  • Leave a message
  • Leave home
  • Leave school
  • Light a fire
  • Live at home
  • Lose a game
  • Lose a job
  • Lose control
  • Lose faith
  • Lose hope
  • Lose interest
  • Lose money
  • Lose weight
  • Lose your life
  • Lose your temper
  • Love dearly
  • Meet a need
  • Meet a standard
  • Meet a target
  • Meet opposition
  • Meet with approval
  • Miss a flight
  • Miss a goal
  • Miss an opportunity
  • Obey an order
  • Offer a job
  • Offer an explanation
  • Offer condolences
  • Offer your services
  • Open an account
  • Open an investigation
  • Open fire
  • Owe an apology
  • Owe an explanation
  • Pack a suitcase
  • Part company
  • Pass (the) time
  • Pass a law
  • Pass a test
  • Pass the time
  • Pick your nose
  • Place an order
  • Play a part
  • Play music
  • Pose a risk
  • Pose a threat
  • Press a key
  • Pull a muscle
  • Push a button
  • Put on weight
  • Put out a cigarette
  • Put out a fire
  • Put up prices
  • Put up wages
  • Put up your hand
  • Quit a job
  • Quit drinking
  • Quit smoking
  • Raise a family
  • Raise doubts
  • Raise hopes
  • Raise money
  • Raise questions
  • Raise taxes
  • Raise your voice
  • Rapid growth
  • Reach a verdict
  • Reach an agreement
  • Read aloud
  • Repair damage
  • Resort to violence
  • Restore confidence
  • Restore order
  • Retain control
  • Return a call
  • Return fire
  • Return home
  • Run a business
  • Run the risk of
  • Safety net
  • Satisfy a need
  • Satisfy a requirement
  • Satisfy demand
  • Scare tactic
  • Score a goal
  • See reason
  • Serve a purpose
  • Serve interests
  • Set a date
  • Set a goal
  • Set a record
  • Set a standard
  • Set a table
  • Set an alarm
  • Set fire to | set on fire
  • Set menu
  • Solve a crime
  • Solve a problem
  • Spend time
  • Spend your life
  • Stall for time
  • Stand trial
  • Stay awake
  • Strike a balance (btw)
  • Take time off
  • Turn a corner
  • Turn around
  • Undergo surgery
  • Undergo treatment
  • Use sb’s phone
  • Vote against
  • Vote for
  • Wage war
  • Wait your turn
  • Warm welcome
  • Waste an opportunity
  • Waste money
  • Waste time
  • Watch your weight
  • Wave goodbye
  • Win a game
  • Win a war
  • Win an award
  • Win an election
  • Worth a fortune
  • Yield results
  • Regain control

Noun Verb Collocation Example Sentences

Verb collocation examples in sentences.

  • He asked her out to dinner.
  • You get wet in the rain.
  • get tired of educating people.
  • It’s important to get sleep so don’t stay up too long.
  • He always give a hand to anyone in difficulty.
  • I’ve got to get into town. Can you give me a ride?
  • He gave an idea for new project so he got a promotion.
  • It’s easy to make a mistake.
  • We can’t undertake that you will make a profit.
  • My mom always makes me a sandwich to school
  • We need to make an effort to do well in this competition.
  • The commitee has made serious objections to that plan.
  • The old man is going to go crazy.
  • As for myself I doubt I’ll ever go on a date.
  • I’ll just go online and look up her address.
  • I want to go sailing.
  • I wanted to take a break and work on some things.
  • We will take a chance to have the party outdoor.
  • He had intended to take a holiday in New York.
  • I might take a lesson from you.
  • I’ll take a look at the website and let you know what I think. 
  • Take a rest from your hard work.
  • Take a seat while I get you something to drink.
  • take a step into the center of the circle.
  • We don’t have to take advice from him.
  • Take medicine when you get gripes.
  • Her mental scars will take time to heal.
  • Whatever you do, slow down and take your time.
  • We came to say hello as we were passing through.
  • Why should I say sorry when it’s not my fault?
  • Can I trust you to keep a secret?
  • My mother likes to keep control of everything.
  • Please, keep quite when I’m on the phone.
  • We have to keep scoring the points in the fourth quarter.
  • You must learn to keep your balance in skating.
  • “You and me, today we’re going to break a record, ” he said.
  • Luckily, a bush broke his fall.
  • His son could catch a ball coming toward his left or right.
  • caught her eye and smiled.
  • See you again. Catch you later.

Nouns & Prepositions | Collocation Dictionary

How to use prepositions with nouns in English.

Noun + OF | English Collocations List

List of useful noun & preposition collocations with OF.

  • A cause of
  • A photograph of
  • Address of
  • Advantage of
  • Awareness of
  • Disadvantage of
  • Exhibition of
  • Experience of
  • Fear of
  • Grasp of
  • Habit of
  • Knowledge of
  • Love of
  • Member of
  • Memory of
  • Method of
  • Possibility of
  • Problem of
  • Process of
  • Risk of
  • Understanding of
  • Cause of
  • Example of
  • Way of
  • Relevance of

Noun + FOR | English Collocations List

List of common noun & preposition collocations with FOR.

  • A check for (amount of money)
  • Reason for
  • Admiration for
  • Advertisement for
  • Approval for
  • Arguments for
  • Bid for
  • Case for
  • Credit for
  • Cure for
  • Demand for
  • Desire for
  • Fondness for
  • Hatred for
  • Love for
  • Need for
  • Preference for
  • Recipe for
  • Reputation for
  • Respect for
  • Responsibility for
  • Room for
  • Search for
  • Talent for
  • Thirst for

Noun + WITH | Collocations List

List of essential noun & preposition collocations with WITH.

  • Arguments with
  • Concern with
  • Connection with
  • Contact with
  • Date with
  • Dealings with
  • Difficulty with
  • Involvement with
  • Link with
  • Meeting with
  • Quarrel with
  • Relationship with
  • Sympathy with

Noun + IN | English Collocations List

List of important noun & preposition collocations with IN.

  • A decrease in
  • A fall in
  • A rise in
  • An increase in
  • Belief in
  • Change in
  • Course in
  • Delay in
  • Difference in
  • Difficulty in
  • Experience in
  • Growth in
  • Interest in
  • Lesson in
  • Participation in
  • Place in
  • Success in

Noun + ON | Collocations List

List of noun & preposition collocations with ON.

  • Debate on
  • Information on
  • Hold on
  • Agreement on
  • Ban on
  • Congratulations on
  • Decision on
  • Report on

Noun + AT | English Collocations List

List of noun & preposition collocations with AT.

  • Age at
  • Attempt at
  • Point at
  • Anger at

Noun + TO | Collocations List

List of common noun & preposition collocations with TO.

  • Access to
  • Addiction to
  • Allusion to
  • An attitude to
  • An invitation to
  • Approach to
  • Change to
  • Concern to
  • Contribution to
  • Damage to
  • Dedication to
  • Desire to
  • Devotion to
  • Invitation to
  • Newcomer to
  • Reaction to
  • Reason to
  • Reference to
  • Relevance to
  • Resistance to
  • Response to
  • Solution to
  • Threat to
  • Transition to
  • Visit to

Noun + ABOUT | English Collocations List

List of noun & preposition collocations with ABOUT.

  • Agreement about
  • Anxiety about
  • Concern about
  • Confusion about
  • Debate about
  • Decision about
  • Information about
  • Story about

Noun + INTO | Collocations List

List of noun & preposition collocations with INTO.

  • Inquiry into
  • Investigation into
  • Research into
  • Translation into

Noun & Preposition Collocation Example Sentences

Noun and preposition collocation examples in sentences.

  • The school has decided to adopt a different approach to discipline.
  • She was concerned to write about situations that everybody could identify with.
  • I really admire Sarah for her dedication to her family.
  • The invitation to the reception at the embassy arrived the next day.
  • The book is full of references to growing up in India.
  • We received an encouraging response to our advertisement.
  • He will remain head of state during the period of transition to democracy.
  • Dave has close connection with my family.
  • I’ve got a dinner date with Tommy on Saturday.
  • He spoke openly about his involvement with the singer.
  • Tony left after a quarrel with his wife.
  • She received approval for the proposal from the shareholders.
  • At least give her credit for trying.
  • He felt nothing but hatred for his attacker.
  • I’m aware of John’s reputation for being late.
  • We went to see an exhibition of Viking jewellery.
  • His habit of smoking in restaurants caused many problems in California.
  • He was the first to see the possibilities of the plan.
  • He pleaded the cause of the local fishermen.

Adjectives and Prepositions | Collocation Dictionary

How to use prepositions after adjectives.

Adjective + WITH | Collocations List

Adjectives and Prepositions Collocations

List of common adjective & preposition collocations with WITH.

  • Acquainted with
  • Angry with
  • Annoyed with
  • Associated with
  • Blessed with
  • Bored with
  • Busy with
  • Careless with
  • Clever with
  • Comfortable with
  • Concerned with
  • Connected with
  • Content with
  • Coordinated with
  • Crowded with
  • Delighted with
  • Familiar with
  • Disgusted with
  • Fed up with
  • Free with
  • Friendly/unfriendly with
  • Furious with
  • Furnished with
  • Generous with
  • Gentle with
  • Happy with
  • Impressed with
  • Cluttered with
  • Lucky with
  • Patient with
  • Careful with
  • Pleased with
  • Popular with
  • Satisfied with
  • Wrong with

Adjective + OF | English Collocations List

List of adjective & preposition collocations with OF.

  • Accused of
  • Afraid of
  • Ashamed of
  • Aware of
  • Capable of
  • Certain of
  • Clever of
  • Conscious of
  • Envious of
  • Fond of
  • Free of
  • Frightened of
  • Full of
  • Generous of
  • Guilty of
  • Hopeful of
  • In charge of
  • In danger of
  • In favor of
  • Innocent of
  • Jealous of
  • Kind of
  • Made of
  • Nasty of
  • Nervous of
  • Nice of
  • Proud of
  • Rid of
  • Scared of
  • Selfish of
  • Sensible of
  • Sick of
  • Silly of
  • Stupid of
  • Sure of
  • Suspicious of
  • Tired of
  • True of
  • Typical of
  • Unkind of

Adjective + FOR | English Collocations List

List of adjective & preposition collocations with FOR.

  • Eligible for
  • Eager for
  • Late for
  • Mean for
  • Qualified for
  • Thankful for
  • Concerned for
  • Clever for
  • Happy for
  • True for
  • Good for
  • Free for
  • Bad for
  • Difficult for
  • Grateful for
  • Hard for
  • Known for
  • Notorious for
  • Prepared for
  • Ready for
  • Renowned for
  • Responsible for something
  • Serious for
  • Suitable for
  • Thirsty for
  • Famous for something
  • Sorry for

Adjective + ABOUT | Collocations List

List of adjective & preposition collocations with ABOUT.

  • Angry about
  • Annoyed about
  • Anxious about
  • Careful about
  • Careless about
  • Certain about
  • Concerned about
  • Crazy about
  • Curious about
  • Depressed about
  • Enthusiastic about
  • Excited about
  • Furious about
  • Guilty about
  • Happy about
  • Hopeful about
  • Mad about
  • Nervous about
  • Obsessed about
  • Optimistic about
  • Pessimistic about
  • Puzzled about
  • Sensitive about
  • Serious about
  • Sorry about
  • Sure about
  • Sympathetic about
  • Terrible about
  • Upset about
  • Worried about
  • Wrong about

Adjective + AT | English Collocations List

List of adjective & preposition collocations with AT.

  • Amazed at
  • Angry at
  • Annoyed at
  • Awful at
  • Bad at
  • Brilliant at
  • Clever at
  • Delighted at
  • Disappointed at
  • Excellent at
  • Excited at
  • Good at
  • Hopeless at
  • Mad at
  • Presented at
  • Skilled at
  • Successful at
  • Surprised at
  • Terrible at
  • Slow at
  • Lucky at

Adjective + BY | Collocations List

List of adjective & preposition collocations with BY.

  • Amazed by
  • Delighted by
  • Disturbed by
  • Excited by
  • Fascinated by
  • Impressed by
  • Inspired by
  • Selfish by
  • Shocked by
  • Surprised by

Adjective + IN | Collocations List

List of adjective & preposition collocations with IN.

  • Comfortable in
  • Connected in
  • Disappointed in
  • Experienced in
  • Interested in
  • Polite/impolite in
  • Present in
  • Skilled in
  • Slow in
  • Successful in
  • Talented in

Adjective + FROM | Collocations List

List of adjective & preposition collocations with FROM.

  • Different from
  • Safe from
  • Rude from
  • Free from

Adjective + TO | Collocations List

List of adjective & preposition collocations with TO.

  • Happy to
  • Delighted to
  • Pleased to
  • Concerned to
  • Familiar to
  • Proud to
  • Kind to
  • Rude to
  • Scared to
  • Free to
  • Good to
  • Nasty to
  • Nice to
  • Unkind to
  • Accustomed to
  • Addicted to
  • Allergic to
  • Anxious to
  • Apposed to
  • Attached to
  • Beneficial to
  • Cruel to
  • Curious to
  • Disappointed to
  • Eager to
  • Eligible to
  • Exposed to
  • Faithful to
  • Grateful to
  • Identical to
  • Immune to
  • Indifferent to
  • Inferior to
  • Keen to
  • Late to
  • Limited to
  • Married to
  • Mean to
  • Polite/impolite to
  • Qualified to
  • Related to
  • Relevant to
  • Sad to
  • Sensitive to
  • Similar to
  • Slow to
  • Superior to
  • Sympathetic to
  • Thankful to
  • Unreasonable to
  • Wrong to

Adjective & Preposition Collocation Example Sentences

Adjective and preposition collocation examples in sentences.

  • The drought has made farmers anxious about the harvest.
  • He was quite certain about his attacker’s identity.
  • They were very curious about the people who lived upstairs.
  • He’s brilliant at football.
  • They are excellent at planning fun parties.
  • Please don’t be mad at me!
  • Dustin is terrible at texting.
  • He’s got no manners – he’s rude to everyone.
  • It’s good to see you again.
  • She had grown accustomed to his long absences.
  • I’ve never seen two people so attached to each other.
  • Everyone in the class seemed eager to learn.
  • Her dress is almost identical to mine.
  • It’s too late to start complaining now.
  • How are you related to him? Is he your cousin?
  • It was generous of him to offer to pay for us both.
  • You are in danger of being robbed.
  • A crane is a kind of bird with very long legs and neck.
  • It was nice of you to give me a present
  • I’m sick of the way you’ve treated me.
  • I’m sick and tired of all the arguments.
  • It was unkind of you to take his toy away.
  • The kids are busy with their homework.
  • My mother is very clever with her hands.
  • The airport is crowded with stranded travelers.
  • He’s fed up with his job. He wants to quit.
  • She was very gentle with the children.

Verbs + Prepositions | Collocation Dictionary

List of prepositions with verbs in English.

Verb + FOR | Collocations List

List of common verb & preposition collocations with FOR.

  • Account for
  • Admire for
  • Allow for
  • Apologize for
  • Ask for
  • Be for
  • Blame for
  • Care for
  • Charge for
  • Congratulate for
  • Count for
  • Earmark for
  • Excuse for
  • Forgive for
  • Keep for
  • Pay for
  • Pray for
  • Prepare for
  • Scold for
  • Search for
  • Substitute for
  • Thank for
  • Vote for
  • Vouch for
  • Wait for
  • Wish for
  • Work for

Verb + TO | English Collocations List

List of common verb & preposition collocations with TO.

  • Add to
  • Admit to
  • Answer to
  • Apologize to
  • Appeal to
  • Apply oneself to
  • Ask to
  • Attend to
  • Attribute to
  • Be resigned to
  • Belong to
  • Commit to
  • Complain to
  • Confess to
  • Consent to
  • Contribute to
  • Devote to
  • Explain to
  • Happen to
  • Introduce to
  • Invite to
  • Lend to
  • Listen to
  • Look forward to
  • Matter to
  • Object to
  • Pray to
  • Prefer to
  • React to
  • Refer to
  • Resort to
  • Respond to
  • See to
  • Speak to
  • Subject to
  • Subscribe to
  • Talk to
  • Travel to
  • Compare to

Verb + ON | Collocations List

Verbs + Prepositions Collocations

List of common verb & preposition collocations with ON.

  • Agree on
  • Base on
  • Be on
  • Blame on
  • Comment on
  • Concentrate on
  • Congratulate on
  • Count on
  • Depend on
  • Elaborate on
  • Impose on
  • Insist on
  • Play on
  • Pride on
  • Rely on
  • Work on

Verb + ABOUT | Collocations List

List of common verb & preposition collocations with ABOUT.

  • Ask about
  • Concern about
  • Argue about
  • Be about
  • Boast about
  • Care about
  • Decide about
  • Dream about
  • Forget about
  • Know about
  • Laugh about
  • Protest about
  • Think about
  • Worry about

Verb + WITH | English Collocations List

List of essential verb & preposition collocations with WITH.

  • Acquaint with
  • Agree with
  • Associate with
  • Charge with
  • Clutter with
  • Coincide with
  • Collide with
  • Compare with
  • Comply with
  • Confront with
  • Confuse with
  • Cover with
  • Cram with
  • Deal with
  • Discuss with
  • Help with
  • Ingratiate oneself with
  • Meet with
  • Pack with
  • Plead with
  • Provide with
  • Speak with
  • Talk with
  • Tamper with
  • Trust with

Verb + FROM | Collocations List

List of useful verb & preposition collocations with FROM.

  • Bar from
  • Benefit from
  • Borrow from
  • Derive from
  • Deter from
  • Differ from
  • Distinguish from
  • Distract from
  • Choose from
  • Come from
  • Escape from
  • Exempt from
  • Expel from
  • Emerge from
  • Expect from
  • Forbid from
  • Graduate from
  • Hear from
  • Hide from
  • Prevent from
  • Prohibit from
  • Protect from
  • Recover from
  • Refrain from
  • Rescue from
  • Resign from
  • Rest from
  • Result from
  • Save from
  • Separate from
  • Stem from
  • Stop from
  • Subtract from
  • Suffer from

Verb + IN | Collocations List

List of useful verb & preposition collocations with IN.

  • Arrive in
  • Absorb in
  • Be engrossed in
  • Believe in
  • Confide in
  • Implicate in
  • Involve in
  • Participate in
  • Result in
  • Specialize in
  • Succeed in
  • Trust in

Verb + OF | English Collocations List

List of verb & preposition collocations with OF.

  • Accuse of
  • Approve of
  • Consist of
  • Convict of
  • Get rid of
  • Remind of
  • Suspect of
  • Take advantage of
  • Take care of

Verb + AT | Collocations List

List of verb & preposition collocations with AT.

  • Work at
  • Arrive at
  • Glance at
  • Guess at
  • Hint at
  • Marvel at
  • Smile at
  • Stare at

Verb & Preposition Collocation Example Sentences

Verb and preposition collocation examples in sentences.

  • We depend on our customers’ suggestions.
  • I like to pride myself on my ability to concentrate.
  • She had to apologized to the whole family.
  • Professor Samson attributes this painting to Leonardo.
  • She committed herself to finding a new job.
  • Please contribute to the fund for the needy.
  • Something awful happened to your car.
  • She listens to the radio in the car.
  • object to your opinion.
  • He reacted poorly to the news.
  • He doesn’t care for playing golf.
  • I can’t excuse myself for not doing it.
  • Let me pay for Tom.
  • A hotel room is being prepared for them.
  • She said goodbye and thanked us for coming.
  • She shut her eyes and wished for him to get better.
  • My birthday coincides with a national holiday.
  • He complies with each and every order.
  • My closed is crammed with dirty clothes!
  • The congressman met with strong opposition to his plan.
  • It was hard to distinguish one twin from the other.
  • The swimmer emerged from the lake.
  • I got a letter today. I finally heard from him.
  • I hope that this will result in the police finding your car.
  • Can I trust in the figures in this report?

Adverb + Adjective | Collocation Dictionary

List of common adverb + adjective collocations.

  • Absolutely necessary
  • Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) alone
  • Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) amazed
  • Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) appalled
  • Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) beautiful
  • Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) convinced
  • Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) devastated
  • Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) fantastic
  • Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) furious
  • Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) impossible
  • Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) miserable
  • Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) ridiculous
  • Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) stupid
  • Absolutely/utterly(quite, really) wrong
  • Actively involved
  • Badly hurt
  • Barely able (to do something)
  • Blissfully unaware
  • Bitterly cold
  • Bitterly complain
  • Bitterly criticise
  • Bitterly disappointed
  • Bitterly regret
  • Bitterly resent
  • Blissfully ignorant
  • Completely amazed
  • Completely different
  • Completely fantastic
  • Completely strong
  • Dead tired
  • Deeply affected
  • Deeply ashamed
  • Deeply care
  • Deeply committed
  • Deeply competitive
  • Deeply concerned
  • Deeply divided
  • Deeply hurt
  • Deeply moved
  • Deeply offended
  • Deeply regret
  • Deeply religious
  • Deeply shocked
  • Deeply unhappy
  • Deeply worried
  • Drop-dead gorgeous
  • Fiercely competitive
  • Fully aware
  • Happily married
  • Highly controversial
  • Highly effective
  • Highly probable
  • Highly profitable
  • Highly recommended
  • Highly successful
  • Highly unlikely
  • Highly unusual
  • Openly gay
  • Painfully shy
  • Painfully slow
  • Painfully thin
  • Perfectly normal
  • Pretty good
  • Quietly confident
  • Quite good
  • Quite right
  • Quite sure
  • Readily available
  • Reasonably happy
  • Reasonably priced
  • Reasonably well
  • Ridiculously cheap
  • Ridiculously early
  • Ridiculously easy
  • Ridiculously long
  • Ridiculously small
  • Ruggedly handsome
  • Scared stiff
  • Strongly argue
  • Strongly believe
  • Strongly condemn
  • Strongly deny
  • Strongly dislike
  • Strongly feel
  • Strongly influence
  • Strongly object
  • Strongly oppose
  • Strongly recommend
  • Strongly suggest
  • Strongly support
  • Very, extremely, incredibly, terribly, awfully, fairly, a bit(+ quite, really)+ weak/good/surprised/angry

Adverb + Adverb | Collocation Dictionary

Adverb + Adverb Collocations

List of Common Adverb + Adverb Collocations.

  • All alone
  • All along
  • All over
  • Almost certainly
  • Any more
  • Dead ahead
  • Not necessarily (so)
  • Nowhere near
  • Only just
  • Pretty well
  • Quite a lot
  • Quite enough
  • Quite often
  • Right away
  • Right now

Adverb + Verb | Collocation Dictionary

List of common Adverb + Verb Collocations.

  • Badly damage
  • Deeply rooted (in)
  • Never knew
  • Quite agree
  • Strongly argue
  • Strongly condemn
  • Strongly deny
  • Strongly dislike
  • Strongly object
  • Strongly recommend
  • Strongly suggest
  • Strongly support

Adjective + Noun | Collocation Dictionary

List of Useful Adjective + Noun Combinations.

  • Absolute agony
  • Absolute despair
  • Active ingredient
  • Alphabetical order
  • Alternative energy
  • Alternative medicine
  • Artificial limb
  • Back pay
  • Back road
  • Back street
  • Back taxes
  • Bad breath
  • Bad diet
  • Bad habit
  • Bad loser
  • Bad mood
  • Bad temper
  • Balanced diet
  • Bare essentials
  • Basic right
  • Best friends
  • Big brother | big sister
  • Big deal
  • Big decision
  • Big decision
  • Big disappointment
  • Big dreamer
  • Big drinker
  • Big eater
  • Big improvement
  • Big mistake
  • Big money
  • Big surprise
  • Big talker
  • Blind faith
  • Blind loyalty
  • Blind obedience
  • Blond hair
  • Brief chat
  • Bright color
  • Bright future
  • Bright idea
  • Broken home
  • Casual clothes
  • Casual relationship
  • Certain amount
  • Chilly day / night / wind chilly weather
  • Chilly reception
  • Clear message
  • Clear understanding
  • Clean energy
  • Common knowledge
  • Common language
  • Complete agreement
  • Complete idiot
  • Daily life
  • Dead body
  • Dead end
  • Dead-end job
  • Deadly weapon
  • Deafening silence
  • Deep depression
  • Deep devotion
  • Deep feeling
  • Deep pockets
  • Deep sleep
  • Deep thought
  • Deep trouble
  • Detailed description
  • Direct flight
  • Direct quote
  • Dirty joke
  • Dirty laundry
  • Dirty player
  • Distant relative
  • Dual nationality
  • Early days
  • Early night
  • Early riser
  • Early start
  • Easy answer
  • Easy money
  • Easy question
  • Economic growth
  • Educational game
  • Empty promises
  • Empty words
  • Entry-level job
  • Equal rights
  • Essential services
  • Ethical investment
  • Ethical standards
  • Ethnic minority
  • Ethnic tensions
  • Even number
  • Excruciating pain
  • Express bus/coach/train
  • Express service / mail
  • Express wish / aim / purpose
  • Fair deal
  • False impression
  • False teeth
  • Familiar face
  • Fatal accident
  • Fatal mistake
  • Flat battery
  • Flat tyre
  • Foreign policy
  • Free speech
  • Free spirit
  • Front door
  • Front page
  • Front row
  • Front seat
  • Good cause
  • Good chance
  • Good company
  • Good deal
  • Good luck
  • Good time
  • Great admiration
  • Great anger
  • Great deal of
  • Great detail
  • Great disappointment
  • Great enjoyment
  • Great excitement
  • Great failure
  • Great fun
  • Great happiness
  • Great joy
  • Great length
  • Great number
  • Great power
  • Great pride
  • Great quantity
  • Great sensitivity
  • Great skill
  • Great strength
  • Great understanding
  • Great wealth
  • Growing number (of)
  • Guilty conscience
  • Guilty party
  • Happy ending
  • Happy hour
  • Hard day
  • Hard exam
  • Hard job
  • Hard life / evidence / drugs
  • Hard work
  • Healthy diet
  • Heavy book / bag / suitcase / load
  • Heavy coat / sweater
  • Heavy drinker
  • Heavy drinker
  • Heavy features
  • Heavy losses
  • Heavy meal
  • Heavy rain
  • Heavy schedule
  • Heavy sleeper
  • Heavy smoker/drinker
  • Heavy snow
  • Heavy traffic
  • Heavy traffic / rain / snow
  • Heavy week
  • Heavy workload
  • Hidden extras
  • High level
  • High quality
  • High standard
  • High/low cost
  • High/low density
  • High/low energy
  • High/low esteem
  • High/low expectation (of)
  • High/low level (of)
  • High/low opinion
  • High/low pressure
  • High/low price
  • High/low quality
  • High/low speed
  • Honest mistake
  • Human cost
  • Human error
  • Human life
  • Icy wind
  • Ill effects
  • Ill health
  • Immediate action
  • Immediate family
  • Immediate future
  • Innocent victim
  • Inside information
  • Intense pressure
  • Internal injury
  • Internal organ
  • Irreparable damage
  • Joint account
  • Joint effort
  • Joint owners
  • Just cause
  • Key issue
  • Key role
  • Large amount
  • Large number (of)
  • Large population
  • Large proportion
  • Large quantity
  • Large scale
  • Late night
  • Legal advice
  • Level playing-field
  • Level teaspoon
  • Liquid refreshments
  • Little brother/ little sister
  • Live music
  • Living things
  • Long time
  • Long way
  • Loved one
  • Maiden voyage
  • Main course
  • Main road
  • Main thing
  • Major problem
  • Married couple
  • Mass market
  • Medical care
  • Medical history
  • Mental illness
  • Missing in action
  • Mixed feelings
  • Moral obligation
  • Mysterious circumstances
  • Nasty habit
  • Nasty shock
  • Native country
  • Native speaker
  • Natural causes
  • Natural disaster
  • Natural resources
  • Negative attitude
  • Nervous wreck
  • Net profit
  • Net result
  • Net worth
  • New generation
  • New job
  • Next time
  • Next-door neighbors
  • Nice time
  • Non-stop flight
  • Occupational hazard
  • Odd number
  • Odd socks
  • Old age
  • Old friend
  • Opening hours
  • Optional extras
  • Organic farming
  • Overall effect
  • Painful memory
  • Painful reminder
  • Personal belongings
  • Political prisoner
  • Poor eyesight
  • Poor health
  • Popular belief
  • Private life
  • Public opinion
  • Quick fix
  • Quick reply
  • Quiet life
  • Quiet night
  • Racial discrimination
  • Radical reform
  • Rainy day
  • Rave review
  • Real life
  • Real wages
  • Reasonable explanation
  • Regular exercise
  • Rhetorical question
  • Rich colors / sounds / smells / tastes
  • Rich history / culture / vocabulary
  • Rich person
  • Rich sauce / cake
  • Rough draft
  • Rough estimate
  • Rough idea
  • Round number
  • Runny nose
  • Safe distance
  • Serious accident
  • Serious illness
  • Serious injury
  • Severe penalty
  • Severe pressure
  • Severe rain/shortage
  • Severe weather/winter
  • Speedy recovery
  • Steady job
  • Steady relationship
  • Stiff competition
  • Strong accent
  • Strong coffee / cheese
  • Strong criticism
  • Strong denial
  • Strong influence
  • Strong person / animal / wind / current
  • Strong smell / taste / colour / accent/sense
  • Strong supporter / opponent
  • Strong view
  • Tight grip
  • Tight schedule
  • Total bliss
  • Total ecstasy
  • Total madness
  • Ulterior motive
  • Uncertain future
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Urban sprawl
  • Utter catastrophe
  • Utter loathing
  • Vague idea
  • Vague memory
  • Valid point
  • Valid reason
  • Valuable contribution
  • Valuable information
  • Valuable lesson
  • Violent movie
  • Visiting hours
  • Vital organs
  • Vital role
  • Weak point
  • Wear and tear
  • Welcome change
  • Wild animal
  • Wrong number
  • Wrong way
  • Young child
  • Young couple
  • Young person
  • Zero tolerance
  • Zero visibility

Adjective + Adjective | Adjective + Adverb | Noun + Adjective | Collocation Dictionary

Adjective + Adjective Collocations

List of useful adjective and adjective collocations.

  • Best possible
  • Neat and tidy
  • Real live
  • Safe and sound

List of adjective and adverb collocations.

  • Best ever
  • Close together
  • Good enough

Noun + Noun | Collocation Dictionary

List of Noun + Noun Collocations in English.

  • A pang of nostalgia
  • A sense of pride
  • A surge of anger
  • Absentee ballot
  • Abuse of power
  • Account executive
  • Accounting firm
  • Accounting system
  • Action movie
  • Advertising agency
  • Air attack
  • Air gun
  • Air raid
  • Altar boy
  • Anthropology department
  • Antitrust case
  • Antitrust law
  • Arms buildup
  • Army unit
  • Asbestos abatement
  • Assault rifle
  • Auction house
  • Auto maker
  • Auto manufacturer
  • Bank draft
  • Bank rate
  • Bars of soap
  • Battle group
  • Beauty industry
  • Beauty parlor
  • Beauty salon
  • Beauty shop
  • Bed-and-breakfast
  • Bench warrant
  • Bid price
  • Birth certificate
  • Block grant
  • Block of flats
  • Board game
  • Body armor
  • Body double
  • Booby trap
  • Boot camp
  • Border security
  • Brand name
  • Brokerage firm
  • Budget cut
  • Budget deficit
  • Budgie smuggler
  • Building code
  • Building permit
  • Bull market
  • Bully pulpit
  • Business activity
  • Business enterprise
  • Business organization
  • Business sector
  • Cable car
  • Call center
  • Call option
  • Capital gain
  • Car manufacturer
  • Car park
  • Case law
  • Case study
  • Cash cow
  • Catchment
  • Catchment area
  • Cattle drive
  • Cause celebre
  • Ceasefire agreement
  • Centre of attention
  • Charge card
  • Charter school
  • Chattel mortgage
  • Cheese cake
  • Child care
  • Class action
  • Combat mission
  • Combat zone
  • Comfort food
  • Commodity brokerage
  • Communications technology
  • Computer business
  • Contact details
  • Conviction politician
  • Core values
  • Corporate finance
  • Cottage industry
  • Creation science
  • Credit bureau
  • Credit union
  • Cross-hair
  • Cruise missile
  • Custody battle
  • Date rape
  • Day shift
  • Death camp
  • Death tax
  • Death wish
  • Debit card
  • Defense contractor
  • Defense lawyer
  • Departure time
  • Desk job
  • Desk officer
  • Desktop publishing
  • Detention basin
  • Detention centre
  • Development status
  • Discount rate
  • Discount store
  • Divorce lawyer
  • Dollar diplomacy
  • Drainage basin
  • Driving licence
  • Duct tape
  • Eating disorder
  • Election fraud
  • Electronics industry
  • Energy security
  • Enterprise zone
  • Entertainment industry
  • Estate agent
  • Estate tax
  • Excise tax
  • Expert witness
  • Factory farming
  • Finance company
  • Flexibility instrument
  • Flight deck
  • Foot soldier
  • Freedom fighter
  • Fringe benefit
  • Futures contract
  • Gag order
  • Gender equality
  • Gold mine
  • Government agency
  • Government office
  • Government security
  • Grandfather clause
  • Ground attack
  • Group dynamics
  • Group therapy
  • Growth industry
  • Gunboat diplomacy
  • Hand grenade
  • Head teacher
  • Health club
  • Hen weekend
  • Highway system
  • History department
  • Hit list
  • Hit man
  • Identity crisis
  • Index fund
  • Insurance broker
  • Intelligence operation
  • Interest group
  • Iron maiden
  • Jail cell
  • Junk bond
  • Jury system
  • Keyhole surgery
  • Kitchen cabinet
  • Knowledge base
  • Labor camp
  • Law officer
  • Lead time
  • Learning disability
  • Liberation theology
  • Lie detector
  • Line item
  • Liquor license
  • Mail fraud
  • Management consulting
  • Market economy
  • Market gardening
  • Master sergeant
  • Money order
  • Motor vehicle
  • Murder charge
  • Murder conviction
  • Music department
  • Music school
  • Muzzle loader
  • News organization
  • News show
  • Null and void
  • Ocean current
  • Office block
  • Office hours
  • Office job
  • Old-growth forest
  • Opinion poll
  • Opposition party
  • Order book
  • Pack of cards
  • Package holiday
  • Pair work
  • Panic attack
  • Parking ticket
  • Pay increase
  • Peace and quiet
  • Peer group
  • Personality disorder
  • Personnel carrier
  • Piece of advice
  • Piece of equipment
  • Piece of information
  • Piece of music
  • Piece of paper
  • Pipe bomb
  • Point of view
  • Pork barrel
  • Position paper
  • Post office
  • Power politics
  • Pressure group
  • Price competition
  • Probation officer
  • Production cost
  • Production line
  • Profit margin
  • Property right
  • Quality of life
  • Rap sheet
  • Rate of return
  • Release candidate
  • Rental income
  • Report card
  • Return address
  • Return flight
  • Return ticket
  • Road rage
  • Road safety
  • Room for improvement
  • Root cause
  • Root crop
  • Rubber check
  • Sausage party
  • Savings bond
  • School day
  • Search warrant
  • Security blanket
  • Sense of direction
  • Service charge
  • Service industry
  • Sex crime
  • Sex offender
  • Shock therapy
  • Shop floor
  • Shorthand typist
  • Shoulder strap
  • Single entry
  • Small-town girl
  • Soup kitchen
  • Speed limit
  • Sports car
  • Stag night
  • Stock option
  • Street name
  • Study hall
  • Stun gun
  • Suicide bombing
  • Summit meeting
  • Surround sound
  • Tax break
  • Tax shelter
  • Tea leaf
  • Television reporter
  • Term paper
  • Testing ground
  • Trade route
  • Trading floor
  • Transfer agent
  • Trial court
  • Trial lawyer
  • Voting booth
  • Voting machine
  • Voting right
  • Vulture capitalist
  • War crime
  • War game
  • Water cannon
  • Word blindness
  • Word deafness
  • Word salad
  • Security forces

Verb + Verb | Collocation Dictionary

  • Can’t afford
  • Can’t help
  • Can’t stand
  • Come to expect
  • Cut and paste
  • Copy and paste
  • Come close (to)

Verb + Adverb | Collocation Dictionary

  • Act naturally
  • Act suspiciously
  • Agree wholeheartedly
  • Apologize profusely
  • Arrive on time
  • Become increasingly
  • Behave properly
  • Bleed profusely
  • Come alive
  • Come along nicely
  • Come first
  • Come last
  • Complain bitterly
  • Cook smt specially
  • Deal directly
  • Distribute widely
  • Dive headfirst
  • Divide equally
  • Do badly
  • Do well
  • Drive safely
  • Eat quickly
  • Exercise regularly
  • Fail miserably
  • Fall sharply
  • Fare poorly
  • Fight hard
  • Figure prominently
  • Fit sb perfectly
  • Fluctuate wildly
  • Fold neatly
  • Get off lightly
  • Get up early
  • Go astray
  • Go badly
  • Go far
  • Go first
  • Go smoothly
  • Go upstairs
  • Guess correctly
  • Hit hard
  • Judge harshly
  • Know well
  • Laugh hysterically
  • Listen carefully
  • Love dearly
  • Made sth quickly
  • Mean well
  • Need badly
  • Overlook completely
  • Pass quickly
  • Pay extra
  • Perform live
  • Placed gently
  • Play brilliant
  • Prove conclusively
  • Publish widely
  • Rain hard
  • Rain heavily
  • Recommend highly
  • Rely heavily on
  • Remember rightly
  • Resume shortly
  • Run fast
  • Run quickly
  • Running late
  • Shout loudly
  • Sleep soundly
  • Solve easily
  • Speak clearly
  • Speak softly
  • Spell correctly
  • Stare blankly
  • Start off slowly
  • Test thoroughly
  • Think aloud
  • Think critically
  • Travel overseas
  • Treat well
  • Try hard
  • Value highly
  • Walk briskly
  • Wave frantically
  • Whispered softly
  • Work continuously
  • Work perfectly

Business Collocations List | Collocation Dictionary

List of Common Business Collocations in English.

  • Annual turnover
  • Bear in mind
  • Break off negotiations
  • Cease trading
  • Chair a meeting
  • Close a deal
  • Come to the point
  • Dismiss an offer
  • Draw a conclusion
  • Draw your attention to
  • Go bankrupt
  • Go into partnership
  • Launch a new product
  • Lay off staff
  • Market forces
  • Sales figures
  • Take on staff

Time Collocations List | Collocation Dictionary

List of Common English Collocations about Time.

  • Dead on time
  • Free time
  • From dawn till dusk
  • Make time for
  • Great deal of time
  • Past few weeks
  • Right on time
  • Run out of time
  • Save time
  • Spare time
  • Spend some time
  • Take your time
  • Time goes by
  • Time passes
  • Waste time

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Virender Tomar

Excellent for learners to advance level.

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thnaks a milion .

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Superb information which can be used as stepping stones to improve one’s English language.

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I’m really amazed at the collection of collocations. Very helpful to have mastery over English within a short time. Thanks for your efforts.

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how can I download a full list?

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Can you advise me how to get the full document either soft copy or hard copy, thank you in advance.

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