The Ultimate List of English Collocations - wordscoach.com

The Ultimate List of English Collocations

Common Collocations Starting with Verbs

A collocation is two or more words that often go together. These combinations just sound “right” to native English speakers, who use them all the time.

Collocations with the Verb DO

  • Do me a favour
  • Do the cooking
  • Do the housework
  • Do the shopping
  • Do the washing up
  • Do your best
  • Do your hair

Read More: 45+ Collocations with DO in English


Collocations with the Verb TAKE

  • Take a break
  • Take a chance
  • Take a look
  • Take a rest
  • Take a seat
  • Take a taxi
  • Take an exam
  • Take notes
  • Take someone’s place


Collocations with the Verb MAKE

  • Make a difference
  • Make a mess
  • Make a mistake
  • Make a noise
  • Make an effort
  • Make money
  • Make progress
  • Make room
  • Make trouble

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Collocations with the Verb HAVE

  • Have a good time
  • Have a bath
  • Have a drink
  • Have a haircut
  • Have a holiday
  • Have a problem
  • Have a relationship
  • Have lunch
  • Have sympathy

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Collocations with the Verb CATCH

  • Catch the bus
  • Catch a ball
  • Catch a cold
  • Catch a thief
  • Catch fire
  • Catch sight of
  • Catch someone’s attention
  • Catch someone’s eye
  • Catch the flu


Collocations with the Verb BREAK

  • Break the law
  • Break a leg
  • Break a promise
  • Break a record
  • Break someone’s heart
  • Break the ice
  • Break the news to someone
  • Break the rules


Collocations with the Verb KEEP

  • Keep the change
  • Keep a promise
  • Keep a secret
  • Keep an appointment
  • Keep calm
  • Keep in touch
  • Keep quiet
  • Keep someone’s place


Collocations with PAY

  • Pay respect
  • Pay a fine
  • Pay attention
  • Pay by credit card
  • Pay cash
  • Pay interest
  • Pay someone a visit
  • Pay the bill
  • Pay the price


Collocations with the Verb SAVE

  • Save yourself the trouble
  • Save electricity
  • Save energy
  • Save money
  • Save someone a seat
  • Save someone’s life
  • Save something to a disk
  • Save time


Collocations Related to Business

  • Annual turnover
  • Keep in mind
  • Break off negotiations
  • Close a deal
  • Close a meeting
  • Come to the point
  • Dismiss an offer
  • Draw a conclusion
  • Draw your attention to
  • Launch a new product
  • Go bankrupt
  • Go into partnership
  • Make a profit/loss


Collocations with the Verb COME

  • Come under attack
  • Come close
  • Come direct
  • Come early
  • Come first
  • Come into view
  • Come last
  • Come late
  • Come on time
  • Come prepared
  • Come right back
  • Come to a decision
  • Come to an agreement
  • Come to an end
  • Come to a standstill
  • Come to terms with
  • Come to a total of


Collocations with the Verb GET

  • Get the sack
  • Get a life
  • Get a job
  • Get a shock
  • Get angry
  • Get divorced
  • Get drunk
  • Get frightened
  • Get home
  • Get lost
  • Get married
  • Get permission
  • Get ready
  • Get started
  • Get the impression
  • Get upset
  • Get wet
  • Get worried


Collocations with the Verb GO

  • Go bald
  • Go abroad
  • Go astray
  • Go bad
  • Go bankrupt
  • Go blind
  • Go crazy
  • Go fishing
  • Go mad
  • Go missing
  • Go online
  • Go out of business
  • Go overseas
  • Go quiet
  • Go sailing
  • Go to war

Read More: Important Collocations with GO in English


Collocations Related to TIME

  • Bang on time
  • Dead on time
  • Free time
  • Great deal of time
  • Make time for
  • Right on time
  • Run out of time
  • Time goes by
  • Time passes
  • Waste time
  • Spend time
  • Waste time
  • Make time for
  • Save time
  • Free time
  • Have a hard time
  • Have time
  • Take your time
  • On time
  • Just in time
  • Take time off
  • Run out of time
  • Stall for time
  • Pass the time
  • Leisure time
  • Spare time
  • Take your time
  • This/the same time tomorrow
  • To tell time
  • To keep time
  • Precious time
  • Set time
  • Kill time
  • Have a great time



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