Collocations are words that usually go together. When learning a phrasal verb, it's a good idea to remember a few typical collocations for that verb. You will sound natural in English by using those collocations as that's the way native speakers use that verb.

More often than not, learners just focus on the meaning of the verb, using it as they would in their own language. As a result, they might not use verbs properly or they simply don't sound natural.

When a phrasal verbs takes an object, focus on those collocations as this will help you use the verb appropriately.

Collocations with give up

  • I've decided to give up smoking.
  • He put on a lot of weight when he gave up tennis.
  • The first funerals are held for those killed in Turkey's earthquake as officials give up hope of finding anyone else alive.




Enter a noun, singular or plural, to build a list of sentences with many different phrasal verbs but the same noun as subject or object
Example: smoking