(of words) to be often used together in a language “Bitter” collocates with “tears” but “sour” does not. “Bitter” and “tears” collocate.verbjump to other results
NAmE//ˈkɑləˌkeɪt//[intransitive]collocate (with something)(linguistics)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they collocate
he / she / it collocates
past simple collocated
-ing form collocating
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NAmE//ˈkɑləkət//noun “Bitter” and “tears” are collocates.