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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Free resources are always available at BBC Learning English.

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  1. Dara

    Very useful collocations. It will definitely help me to improve my English. Thanks Harry

    1. Harry

      Thanks Dara. Glad to hear it’s helpful. Any questions, just let me know. Harry

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