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collocate

verb [I] uk   /ˈkɒl.ə.keɪt/ us    /ˈkɑː.lə-/ specialized
(of words and phrases) to often be used together in a way that sounds correct to people who have spoken the language all their lives, but might not be expected from the meaning
(Definition of collocate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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