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  • 16 common English collocations with the word time from EspressoEnglish. net

  • number one: spend time

  • This means to pass your time doing some activity

  • For example, I spend a lot of time studying in English

  • Number two: Waste time

  • To do something that is not a good use of time

  • For example, stop wasting time playing computer games and get to work!

  • Number three: make time for

  • To create time in a busy schedule

  • I need to make time for exercise. Maybe I can go to the gym before work.

  • Number four: Save time

  • When something that helps you get extra time because it's efficient.

  • Shopping online saves me time because I don't have to wait in line at the store.

  • Number five: free time or spare time

  • When you have no obligation, you can do what you want.

  • In my free time, I enjoy reading, painting, and cooking.

  • Number six: have time

  • Be available to do something I'd like to take violin lesson, but I don't have enough time.

  • Number seven: kill time or pass the time

  • Do something to make the time pass faster while waiting.

  • Let's bring some magazines to help pass the time on the flight.

  • Number 8: take your time

  • This phrase means you can use as much time as you want; you don't have to go fast

  • I like all these computers.

  • I'm not sure which one to buy.

  • - That's OK. Take your time

  • Number 9: on time

  • On schedule; at the right time

  • It's important to arrive on time for a job interview.

  • Number 10: just in time

  • At the perfect time; soon before something else happens

  • Hi Henry! Have a seat.

  • You got just in time for dinner.

  • Number 11: have a hard time or have a rough time

  • This means something difficult, or a difficult period in life.

  • I'm having a hard time solving this math problem.

  • Could you help me?

  • Number 12: it's about time

  • This is the expression that means " finally"

  • It's about time they fixed the air conditioner! It's been broken for three years.

  • Number 13: pressed for time

  • In a rush, in a hurry

  • Sorry, I can't talk at the moment; I'm pressed for time. Can I call you back later?

  • Number 14: run out of time

  • This means have no more time before the limit

  • I ran out of time to finish the test, so I didn't answer the last five questions.

  • Number 15: stall for time

  • Delay

  • My son didn't want to go to bed, so he tried to stall for time by asking me to read him another bedtime story.

  • Number 16: take time off

  • Not go to work

  • I'm taking some time off in July to go camping with my family.

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16 common English collocations with the word time from EspressoEnglish. net

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16 English Collocations with the Word TIME

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    陳怡平 posted on 2016/01/07
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