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
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a word that has two vowel sounds in it
Apple, orange, and walking are examples of two-syllable words.
Sometimes English does not have the exact word for something, but this word exists in your language.
the accurate, correct word
Is this the right word that fits in this sentence?
a word that is used too often
‘Nice’ is a very overused word. Can you think of an alternative word in English?
a name or phrase that everyone knows
‘Internet’ first became a household word in the mid-1990s.
a word of warning
something you say to someone in order to warn them
Just a word of warning before you go out, these streets can be dangerous at night time.
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an old word that is no longer used
Betwixt is an archaic word meaning `between’. It is no longer used in modern English.
a rude and offensive word that you should avoid using in public
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
What’s the word for this in Italian?
have a quick word with someone
to talk to someone quickly for some purpose
I’ll have a quick word with him before I talk to Sarah.
20 English collocations with Word
to look up a word
to try to find a meaning of the word in a dictionary or online
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
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
Could you please spread the word about my Advanced English Language Marathon Course?
a man/woman of few words
a person who doesn’t talk a lot, only when he/she has something important to say
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
Almost every successful business gets most of its clients by word of mouth.
to give your word
to promise to do something
He gave me his word that he would be with me forever.
to keep your word
to keep a promise
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
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
He seems to have problems with telling the truth on this subject. In other words, he is lying.
the last word
the final decision
He always has the last word on the decisions taken.
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