The next word in our vocabulary boost series is MIND. MIND is a high frequency verb that can be used as a synonym of think, look after, care for or worry about. There are numerous collocations and phrasal verbs that are formed using MIND.

As recommended in our START method (HERE), you should always learn vocabulary as a short phrase and relate new words to synonyms and use them. Click (HERE) and (HERE) for advice on how to learn more vocabulary and HERE for an example of a great strategy to learn new words.



To learn new collocations and word patterns you should create phrases using them and also do exercises (HERE)

Keep in mind

Bear in mind

Have something on your mind

Mind the gap

Mind a child

Be a child-minder

Change your mind

Come to mind

Go through your mind

Be out of your mind

Stick in your mind

Your mind wanders

Have something on your mind

Your mind races

Have something at the back of your mind

Occupy your mind

Blow your mind

Boggle the mind

Cross your mind

Cast your mind back

Close your mind to something

Mind oneself

Have no doubt in your mind

Be in a good frame of mind

State of mind

Spring to mind

Great minds think alike

Have a mind like a sieve

Keep an open mind

Lose your mind

Your mind at ease

Push something to the back of your mind


Phrasal verbs:

The learning of phrasal verbs is best done using this method (HERE)


Mind out – be careful

You ought to mind out what you say around your boss because he will fire you




To learn how to use MIND you need to practice and put these words and collocations into your own words to be able to remember them.

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