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.
20 English Collocations with Word
a word that has two vowel sounds in it
Example: Apple, orange, and walking are examples of two-syllable words.
Example: Sometimes English does not have the exact word for something, but this word exists in your language.
accurate, correct word
Example: Is this the right word that fits in this sentence?
a word that is used too often
Example: ‘Nice’ is a very overused word. Can you think of an alternative word in English?
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.
an old word that is no longer used
Example: 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
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.