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15+ Useful Collocations with TIME with Meaning and Examples

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Collocations with “TIME” in English! As the pace of life increases, time is what people need the most. Let’s learn how to talk about time with these collocations with time…

Collocations with TIME

List of Collocations with Time

Here is the list of collocations with the word Time in English:

  • Spend time
  • Waste time
  • Save time
  • Tell someone the time.
  • Run out of time
  • It’s about time
  • Have time to
  • Make time for
  • Kill time
  • Take your time
  • Bang/dead/right on the time
  • Free/Spare Time
  • On Time
  • Just In Time
  • Have A Hard/Rough Time
  • Run Out Of Time

Time Collocations with Examples

1. Spend time

  • Meaning: To pass your time doing some activity
  • Example: I spent sometimes in South America when I was younger.

2. Waste time

  • Meaning: Doing something that is not a good use of time.
  • Example: Don’t do it like that. You’re wasting time.

3. Save time

  • Meaning: Something that is efficient and gives you extra time
  • Example: People love shopping online because it saves time.

4. Tell someone the time.

  • Example: Can you tell me the time, please? – Oh, I left my watch at home.

5. Run out of time

  • Meaning: Have no more time before the limit.
  • Example: The bell rings and we run out of time before finishing the test.

6. It’s about time

  • Meaning: Finally!
  • Example: It’s about time for me to go to bed.

7. Have time to

  • Meaning: Be available to do something.
  • Example: I’d like to take violin lessons, but I don’t have enough time.
  • I’m sorry!  I didn’t have time to do my homework.

8. Make time for

  • Meaning: To “create” time in a busy schedule.
  • Example: The doctor’s very busy but he’ll try to make time for you.

9. Kill time

  • Meaning: To fill in the time while you are waiting to do something you have planned.
  • Example: We got the airport very early, so we had a meal in the restaurant to kill time.

10. Take your time

  • Example: No need to hurry, you can take your time.

11. Bang/dead/right on the time

  • Meaning: Exactly on time
  • Example: The train left bad/dead/right on the time.

12. Free/Spare Time

  • Meaning: Time in which you have no obligations, and you can do whatever you want.
  • Example: In my free time, I enjoy reading, painting, and cooking.

13. On Time

  • Meaning: On schedule, at the right time.
  • Example: It’s important to arrive on time for a job interview.

14. Just In Time

  • Meaning: At the perfect time, soon before something else happens
  • Example: Hi, Henry! Have a seat – you got here just in time for dinner.

15. Have A Hard/Rough Time

  • Meaning: Something difficult, or a difficult period in life.
  • Example: I’m having a hard time solving this math problem. Could you help me?

16. Run Out Of Time

  • Meaning: Have no more time before the limit.
  • Example: I ran out of time before I finished the test, so I couldn’t answer the last question.

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