Common Collocations in English

Common Collocations in English




Collocations with HAVE
  • have a decision
  • have a conversation
  • have a talk
  • have an argument
  • have a dispute
  • have a fight
  • have a quarrel
  • have a lecture
  • have a walk
  • have a jog
  • have a run
  • have a swim
  • have a stretch
  • have a game
  • have a dance
  • have a drill
  • have a lesson
  • have a think
  • have a meal
  • have a coffee
  • have a sweet
  • have a shower
  • have a bath
  • have a wash
  • have a scrub
  • have a rest



Collocations with GO
  • go home
  • go downtown
  • go abroad
  • go North
  • go South
  • go party
  • go a walk
  • go a run
  • go doctor’s
  • go mountains
  • go beach
  • go lake
  • go port
  • go airport
  • go supermarket
  • go a safari
  • go an adventure
  • go a cruise
  • go a trip
  • go holiday
  • go meeting
  • go conference
  • go concert
  • go Asia
  • go Europe
  • go university

Collocations with GET
  • get to sleep
  • get home
  • get married
  • get nowhere
  • get hungry
  • get one’s hair cut
  • get together
  • get a right
  • get a call
  • get a joke
  • get a ticket
  • get a letter
  • get a cold
  • get dressed
  • get upset
  • get divorced
  • get changed
  • get ready for
  • get the impression
  • get into trouble
  • get wet
  • getgood
  • get worried
  • get a chance
  • get lost
  • get permission




Collocations with DO
  • do sport
  • do well
  • do the ironing
  • do the cleaning
  • do badly
  • do business
  • do exercises
  • do a job
  • do an interview
  • do your make-up
  • do research
  • do the dishes
  • do an operation
  • do work
  • do the math
  • do the maximum
  • do business
  • do nothing
  • do the cooking
  • do the housework
  • do the shopping
  • do your best
  • do your hair
  • do home work
  • do damage
  • do laundry

Collocations with BREAK
  • break a bone
  • break a code
  • break a habit
  • break a law
  • break ground
  • break new ground
  • break someone’s heart
  • break one’s fall
  • break a leg
  • break even
  • break loose
  • break the rules
  • break the silence
  • break the spell
  • break free
  • break up
  • break the ice
  • break down
  • break the news to someone
  • break a promise
  • break a record
  • break a window
  • break the ice
  • break from tradition

Collocations with COME
  • come close
  • come complete with
  • come early
  • come first
  • come up with
  • come to life
  • come prepared
  • come to a realization
  • come to terms with
  • come in last
  • come on time
  • come to power
  • come right back
  • come to sb’s rescue
  • come to a conclusion
  • come to an agreement
  • come direct
  • come second
  • come to decision
  • come to a total of
  • come to an end
  • come cheap
  • come to a stop
  • come into sth.
  • come clean about
  • come under attack

Collocations with GIVE
  • give a call
  • give a chance
  • give a damn
  • give a hand
  • give a choice
  • give a headache
  • give a hug
  • give a kiss
  • give a ring
  • give a description
  • give a lift
  • give a lecture
  • give a speech
  • give a performance
  • give a ride
  • give an advice
  • give an answer
  • give an example
  • give an idea
  • give a buzz
  • give a quess
  • give a trip
  • give an opinion
  • give birth
  • give credit
  • give evidence

Collocations with GROW
  • grow up
  • grow up on something
  • grow hair
  • grow a bread
  • grow older
  • grow a moustache
  • grow wiser
  • grow stronger
  • grow fruit
  • grow a tree
  • grow 4 centimetres
  • grow out
  • grow well
  • begin to grow
  • grow wheat
  • grow wiser
  • grow tired of something
  • grow 2 inches
  • grow vegetables
  • grow out of something
  • grow together
  • grow leisure time
  • grow quickly
  • grow slowly

Collocations with PLAY
  • play game
  • play role
  • play part
  • play card
  • play basketball
  • play rugby
  • play hockey
  • play over
  • play like
  • play time
  • play music
  • play baseball
  • play snooker
  • play chess
  • play along
  • play well
  • play trick
  • play other
  • play tennis
  • play cricket
  • play squash
  • play little
  • play again
  • play football
  • play volleyball
  • play golf

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