Common Collocations with “MONEY” in English

These word combinations are often, adjective + noun, verb + noun. Each of these collocation sheets provide collocations for commonly used word ...


Adjectives + "Money"


  • pocket/ spending money

My dad gave me a little extra pocket money.

  • stolen/ dirty money

We don't want your dirty money!

  • easy money

People were tempted into the trade by the thought of easy money.

  • big money

Carter won big money in Vegas last year.

  • counterfeit/ fake money

He was arrested for using fake money.

  • hard-earned money

He spent all his hard-earned money.

  • hush/ protection money

I knew he was doing illegal business, so he offered me hush money.

  • bonus/ extra money

If you complete the project before next week, there'll be some bonus money.

  • government/ public money

It's not right to waste public money on projects that benefit those who are already wealthy.

  • gas/ lunch/ petrol/ rent money

Could you lend me some lunch money today?

  • prize/ grant/ scholarship money

They won a lot of grant money for their research into DNA.

  • pension/ retirement money

We plan to move to Los Angeles with our retirement money.

Verbs + "Money"


  • coin/ print money

The government printed a lot of money in 2001.

  • count money

Always count your money.

  • earn money

I don't earn much money, but I love my job.

  • borrow money

He borrowed money from the bank.

  • lend money

He refused to lend me the money.

  • bank/ deposit/ put in money

I deposited a large amount of money last Friday.

  • draw out/ get out/ take out/ withdraw money

I’d like to withdraw £500 from my current account.

  • pay out/ shell out/ spend

Altogether he had paid out almost £5000 for the improvements.

  • give/ donate money

They donated more than $200,000 to charity last year.

  • repay money

I’ll repay you the money you lent me next week.

  • owe money

I owe my brother $50.

  • save money

I try to save some money every month.

  • accept money

I'm afraid I can't accept your money.

  • change money

Can you change a £20 note?

  • steal money

Boys broke into a shop and stole £45 in cash.

  • launder money

He was jailed for laundering drug money.

  • collect money

I’m collecting money for Children in Need.

  • invest money

The city has invested millions of dollars in the museum.

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