Collocations with HAVE

A collocation is when two or more words regularly go together. Have is a verb that has many collocations.


  • have a meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • have a drink, a sandwich, a kebab,
  • have a break
  • have a cigarette


  • have a chat / conversation
  • have a meeting
  • have an interview
  • have an appointment


  • have a blood test
  • have a cold, a headache, a toothache, a bad back
  • have a baby
  • have a swim
  • have a bath, shower


  • have a girlfriend / boyfriend
  • have an argument
  • have a good day/ bad day
  • have a night out
  • have a night in

There are also other collocations with other verbs.



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