Share this entry

Share this page

collocate

Translation of collocate in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

/ˈkɑːləkeɪt; ˈkɒləkeɪt/
  • [Linguistics/Lingüística] to collocate with sth darse* en combinación con algo
    Example sentences
    • Although there are some neutral descriptive adjectives used with the word, such as 66 year old, disabled, or American, the majority of words collocating with spinster are negative.
    • An item that collocates with another is its collocate.
    • One aspect of heavy is that it collocates with drinker and smoker (heavy drinker, heavy smoker), but not with eater or spender (* heavy eater, * heavy spender).

noun/nombre

/ˈkɑːləkət; ˈkɑːləkeɪt; ˈkɒləkət; ˈkɒləkeɪt/
  • [Linguistics/Lingüística] colocación (feminine) típica

Definition of collocate in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tiro
m
shot …
Cultural fact of the day

An estanco is an establishment selling tobacco, stamps, bus and subway passes and other products whose sale is restricted. Cigarettes etc are sold in bars and cafés but at higher prices. Estancos also sell stationery and sometimes newspapers.