Languages › English as a Second Language Collocations With Money Share Flipboard Email Print Adam Gault / Getty Images English as a Second Language Vocabulary Basic Conversations for English Language Learners Pronunciation & Conversation Writing Skills Reading Comprehension Grammar Business English Resources for Teachers By Kenneth Beare English as a Second Language (ESL) Expert TESOL Diploma, Trinity College London M.A., Music Performance, Cologne University of Music B.A., Vocal Performance, Eastman School of Music Kenneth Beare is an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher and course developer with over three decades of teaching experience. our editorial process Kenneth Beare Updated January 10, 2020 An important step to improving your English vocabulary is to not only learn the appropriate terms but to learn the words that commonly go together with those terms. These word combinations are often, adjective + noun, verb + noun, and noun + verb pairs. Each of these collocation sheets provide collocations for commonly used words arranged into categories. Each collocation is illustrated with an example sentence. Adjectives + "Money" The following list includes adjectives that are commonly used with the noun 'money'. Adjectives that are similar in meaning are grouped together. Each adjective or adjective group has an example sentence to illustrate usage. easyHe thinks working in marketing is easy money. I think he'll find it's quite a different story.bonus, extraIf you complete the project before next Tuesday, there'll be some bonus money.hard-earnedThe best way to feel good about any purchase is if it's been made with hard-earned money.government, public, taxpayers'It's not right to waste taxpayers' money on projects that benefit those who are already wealthy.pocket, spendingWould you like a little extra pocket money this weekend?gas, lunch, petrol, rent, etcCould you lend me some lunch money today?prize, grant, scholarshipThey won a lot of grant money for their research into DNA.stolen, dirty, bribe, ransomI don't want your dirty money!hush, protectionThat gang is demanding protection money from every store on the street. It's scandalous!pension, retirementWe plan to move to Hawaii with our retirement money.counterfeit, fakeThe police discovered more than $2 million in fake money. Verb + "Money" The following list includes verbs that are commonly followed by the noun 'money' or an amount of a particular type of money or currency. Verbs that are similar in meaning are grouped together. Each verb or verb group has an example sentence to illustrate usage. coin, printThe government printed a lot of money in 2001.countLet's count your money and see if you have enough to buy that.bring in, earn, make, The company brought in more than $4 million.borrowCould I borrow some money for this weekend?lendI'll lend you some money until next month.bank, deposit, pay in, pay into the bank, put in the bankI deposited a large amount of money last Friday.draw out, get out, take out, withdrawShe took $500 out of our account.pay out, shell out, spendThey paid out more than $300 dollars for that lamp.fritter away, squander, throw awayI hate it when you squander our savings!hoard, save, set aside, stash awayThey set aside $200 each week for savings.contribute, donate, giveThey donated more than $200,000 to charity last year.give back, pay back, refund, repayI'll pay you back the money by the end of next week.oweShe owes Thomas a lot of money.shareLet's share the money we've found!accept, takeI'm afraid I can't accept your money.be worthThat painting is worth a lot of money.change, exchangeI'd like to change twenty dollars, please. Could you give me four five dollar bills?allocate, earmarkThe committee decided to allocate $50,000 for the project.channel, direct, funnelThe program directs more than $5 billion to help the homeless.embezzle, extort, siphon off, stealHe was charged with embezzling money from the company.launderThey used the internet to launder the stolen money. "Money" + Verb The following list includes verbs that commonly follow the noun 'money'. Verbs that are similar in meaning are grouped together. Each verb or verb group has an example sentence to illustrate usage. come from somethingMoney for the exhibit comes from donations to the museum.go to somethingThe money goes to research.come in, flow in, pour inThe money just kept pouring in! It was amazing!buy somethingWho says that money can't buy happiness? "Money" + Noun The following list includes nouns that commonly follow the noun 'money'. Nouns that are similar in meaning are grouped together. Each noun or noun group has an example sentence to illustrate usage. management, managerI think you should hire a money manager for your savings.supplyThe money supply is very tight at the moment.orderYou can pay by money order. Phrases With "Money" The following list includes phrases made with the noun 'money'. Each phrase has an example sentence to illustrate usage. bet money on somethingLet's bet $400 dollars on the race.get money off somethingAsk if you can get some money off the display model.get your money's worthMake sure to spend the whole day at the park to get your money's worth.on the moneyYour prediction was on the money!the smart money is onThe smart money is on Tom for the director's position.throw money at somethingDon't just throw money at the project. Make sure you demand results.throw your money aroundPeter throws his money around like it meant nothing.