Collocations are words and phrases that we use together and they have a particular meaning.
I made a mistake. That was so stupid of me!
THE ONLY WORD THAT CAN BE USED WITH ‘mistake’ IS ‘make’. This is a collocation.
THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US
Other verbs that we usually use in collocations are also: DO and TAKE
That company makes a lot of profit.
Why don’t you do your homework! What are you waiting for?
I don’t like doing the washing-up.
I want to take a taxi and go home.
He always takes photographs of his friends.
She cannot come. She is making a phone call.