process collocations

process collocations


repeat process

For perfect boiled rice, wash and rinse the rice with cold water, then repeat the process until the liquid is clear.

develop process

The company have developed a new process for producing microchips more cheaply.

speed up process

Going to the passport office in person speeded up the process of renewing my visa. Instead of taking three weeks I had a new visa within two days.

reverse process

Unfortunately, ageing is one process that we cannot reverse!

streamline process

If we don’t streamline our production process, we are going to end up inefficient and uncompetitive.

begin process

When the sperm enters the egg, it begins the process of fertilization and the creation of a new life.

painful process

My friend Dave was badly burned in the accident. The doctors say that recovery from these injures will be a long and painful process.

delicate process

Removing a piece of dirt from somebody’s eye is a very delicate process. It needs to be done very carefully to avoid damaging the eye.

lengthy process

It was a lengthy process recovering from my operation. It really took the best part of 2 years!

complicated process

I thought buying a house would be easy and straightforward but it turned out to be a long and complicated process. I’ve lost count of the number of forms I’ve had to complete and sign.

gradual process

I didn’t just wake up one day and decide to become a Buddhist. My conversion was a very gradual process which took place over a number of years.

natural process

Learning our mother tongue is a natural process. It just happens! Many of us wish it could be the same when learning a second language later in life!

manufacturing process

Our yoghurt is tested several times during the manufacturing process to ensure that it is of the highest quality.

decision-making process

When choosing a holiday, I think it is best if all the family are involved in the decision-making process.

selection process

You will be asked to perform a number of tasks during the selection process. These activities are designed to test tour drive and initiative.

peace process

This latest bombing incident has de-railed the peace process. The representatives of both governments have gone home.

healing process

Many sick people believe that positive thinking can accelerate the healing process. Some people claim that it can even cure cancer.

democratic process

The attack on the polling station was widely denounced as an attack on the democratic process itself.



  • Note the following common expressions:

Taking responsibility for yourself is an important part of the process of growing up.

Making mistakes is an essential part of the learning process.

  • You reject other solutions if you make a decision ‘by a process of elimination’:

We decided that culprit had to be Ted – by a careful process of elimination.

  • Note this useful expression:

The hospital is in the process of modernization.

We are in the process of moving to new premises.

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