20 Collocations with Word

Here you will learn 20 collocations with Word. The word WORD is included in the list of top 100 nouns in English. 

So let’s have a look at common verb, noun and adjectives collocations with this word.

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20 English Collocations with Word

TWO-SYLLABLE WORD

a word that has two vowel sounds in it

Example: Apple, orange, and walking are examples of two-syllable words.

EXACT WORD

precise word

Example: Sometimes English does not have the exact word for something, but this word exists in your language. 

RIGHT WORD

accurate, correct word

Example: Is this the right word that fits in this sentence?

OVERUSED WORD

 a word that is used too often

Example: ‘Nice’ is a very overused word. Can you think of an alternative word in English?

HOUSEHOLD WORD

a name or phrase that everyone knows

Example: ‘Internet’ first became a household word in the mid-1990s.

A WORD OF WARNING

something you say to someone in order to warn them

Example: Just a word of warning before you go out, these streets can be dangerous at night time.

ARCHAIC WORD

an old word that is no longer used

Example: Betwixt is an archaic word meaning `between’. It is no longer used in modern English.

SWEAR WORD

a rude and offensive word that you should avoid using in public

Example: Why do modern writers need to use so many swear words?

WHAT’S THE WORD FOR

you can use this phrase when you can’t find a word to describe something

Example: What’s the word for this in Italian?

HAVE A QUICK WORD WITH SOMEONE

to talk to someone quickly for some purpose

Example: I’ll have a quick word with him before I talk to Sarah.

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TO LOOK UP A WORD

to try to find a meaning of the word in a dictionary or online

Example: I’ve looked up this word in every dictionary and I still don’t know how to use it correctly.

TO SPELL A WORD

to say the letter of a word in the correct order

Example: There are many apps that you can use to check how to spell a word.

TO SPREAD THE WORD

to tell a lot of people about something

Example: Could you please spread the word about my VIP English learning club?

A MAN/WOMAN OF FEW WORDS

a person who doesn’t talk a lot, only when he/she has something important to say

Example: He was known to be an effective public speaker, but in private he was a man of few words.

WORD OF MOUTH

information or comments that people pass between each other in an informal conversation

Example: Almost every successful business gets most of their clients by word of mouth.

TO GIVE YOUR WORD

to promise to do something

Example: He gave me his word that he would be with me forever.

TO KEEP YOUR WORD

to keep a promise

Example: He kept his word and did for her exactly what he had promised.

AS GOOD AS YOUR WORD

doing what you have promised to do

Example: She said she would lend me her car and she was as good as her word.

IN OTHER WORDS

another way of saying something, usually a more simple way

Example: He seems to have problems with telling the truth on this subject. In other words, he is lying.

THE LAST WORD

the final decision

Example: He always has the last word on the decisions taken.

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More Information

For more information on English Idiomatic Expressions, English grammar rules and English phrasal verbs, check out the following links:

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Phrasal Verbs with WORK

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Free resources are always available at BBC Learning English.

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