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From the verb balance: (⇒ conjugate)
balanced is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. part of a balanced [breakfast, diet, meal]
  2. is perfectly balanced
  3. the teams are evenly balanced
  4. the teams [are, seem] balanced
  5. the [books, numbers] are balanced
  6. the budget is [properly, carefully] balanced
  7. a balanced budget
  8. a balanced equation
  9. a balanced [mix, blend, combination] of
  10. a balanced [argument, account]
  11. a balanced [approach to, view of]
  12. [take, adopt] a balanced [approach]
  13. she is (very) well balanced
  14. a well-balanced child
  15. is balanced on its [point, top, side]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. [bank, checking, savings] account balance
  2. [cash, liquid] balance
  3. has a [positive, negative] balance
  4. [adjust, fix] your white balance
  5. have an outstanding balance of [$40]
  6. [pay, settle] the balance (later)
  7. achieve (a better) life-work balance
  8. [achieve, seek] balance
  9. find a balance between [leisure and work]
  10. need to have balance in your [life, relationship, day]
  11. [need, find] the right balance between
  12. it's a [delicate, precarious] balance (between)
  13. the balance between [good and evil, work and play]
  14. the balance of power (is changing)
  15. lost my balance and fell
  16. [slipped, stumbled, tripped] and lost my balance
  17. the [question, comment] threw me off balance
  18. his [life, future, fate] hangs in the balance
  19. the [match, result] is in the balance
  20. a [change, shift] in balance
  1. balance on [one foot, a balance beam, your head]
  2. balance the [tray, plate] on your [arm]
  3. balance your [time, budget]
  4. balance (your) work [and, with] (your) personal life
  5. balance the [needs, demands, interests] of everyone
  6. balance everyone's [needs]
  7. balance the [books, accounts]
  8. the [books] balance
  9. balanced to [ensure, provide, give, meet]
  10. balanced out [with, by]
  11. [everything, it all] balances out (in the end)
  12. [perfectly, carefully, nicely, properly] balanced
  13. balance your [partner, dancing partner]
n as adj
  1. [using, sitting on] a balance ball
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