better

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 [ˈbɛtər]


From good (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
better
adj comparative
best
adj superlative
From well (advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."):
Some senses of the adverb "well" are invariable.
better
adv comparative
best
adv superlative
WordReference English Collocations © 2019

better

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. want a better [job, salary, house, car]
  2. have a better [grasp, understanding, notion] of
  3. was a (much) better [try, effort, attempt, performance]
  4. find a better [time, moment, day, week]
  5. is there a better [time]?
  6. [Monday] would be better for me
  7. could be a better [husband, wife, person, lover, partner]
  8. in better [condition, shape]
  9. that's [much, a lot] better
  10. feeling [quite, a lot, much] better (now)
  11. am not feeling any better
  12. I could be better!
  13. is better than nothing
  14. is nothing better than [chocolate ice cream, a day at the spa]
  15. are no better than [lowlives, thieves, scoundrels]
  16. is better than [ever, it was]
  17. it [is, would be] better to [use, have, be, do, check, avoid]
n
  1. expect better [of, from] him
  2. would like to see better [of] her
  3. the [attacker, opponent] got the better of him
  4. is the better of the [two] [books, movies, ideas]
  5. the better of two [choices, evils]
  6. the bigger the [engine], the better the [performance]
  7. the bigger, the better!
  8. all the better now I've [seen you, had a rest]
  9. all the better for [seeing you]
  10. all the better to see you with
  11. the better to [see you, write] with
  12. so much the better
  13. a change for the better
  14. [respect, look up to] your betters
  15. your elders and betters
adv
  1. could do better than [that, him]
  2. likes nothing better than to
  3. we'd better [go, hurry]
  4. you'd better [watch out, be careful, take care]
  5. [you'd, you had] better not [tell, do, make]
  6. you'd better not!
v
  1. better [yourself, your behavior, your score]
  2. better your [previous, first, last, high]
  3. bettering his [previous] [performance, score, time]
  4. bettered the [previous, national] record
  5. bettering the [world, lives of others, environment]
  6. bettered their [lives, condition]
  7. bettered their [results, efficiency]
  8. bettered their [season, record]
  9. conditions [have, have not, have barely] bettered
  10. was bettered by the [experience, competition]
additional examples
  1. better [yourself, your behavior, your score]
  2. expect better [of, from] him
  3. want a better [job, salary, house, car]
  4. better your [previous, first, last, high]
  5. would like to see better [of] her
  6. have a better [grasp, understanding, notion] of
  7. bettering his [previous] [performance, score, time]
  8. the [attacker, opponent] got the better of him
  9. was a (much) better [try, effort, attempt, performance]
  10. bettered the [previous, national] record
  11. is the better of the [two] [books, movies, ideas]
  12. find a better [time, moment, day, week]
  13. bettering the [world, lives of others, environment]
  14. the better of two [choices, evils]
  15. is there a better [time]?
  16. bettered their [lives, condition]
  17. the bigger the [engine], the better the [performance]
  18. [Monday] would be better for me
  19. bettered their [results, efficiency]
  20. the bigger, the better!
  21. could be a better [husband, wife, person, lover, partner]
  22. bettered their [season, record]
  23. all the better now I've [seen you, had a rest]
  24. in better [condition, shape]
  25. conditions [have, have not, have barely] bettered
  26. all the better for [seeing you]
  27. that's [much, a lot] better
  28. was bettered by the [experience, competition]
  29. all the better to see you with
  30. feeling [quite, a lot, much] better (now)
  31. the better to [see you, write] with
  32. am not feeling any better
  33. so much the better
  34. I could be better!
  35. a change for the better
  36. could do better than [that, him]
  37. [respect, look up to] your betters
  38. better than [before, yesterday, last week]
  39. your elders and betters
  40. is better than nothing
  41. is nothing better than [chocolate ice cream, a day at the spa]
  42. likes nothing better than to
  43. better than me (at)
  44. are no better than [lowlives, thieves, scoundrels]
  45. is better than [ever, it was]
  46. it [is, would be] better to [use, have, be, do, check, avoid]
  47. we'd better [go, hurry]
  48. you'd better [watch out, be careful, take care]
  49. [you'd, you had] better not [tell, do, make]
  50. you'd better not!
WordReference English Collocations © 2019

good

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. is a good [person, man, wife, dog]
  2. is a good [student, worker, lover, teacher, actress, writer]
  3. has a good [salary, job, position]
  4. a good [book, class, movie, pizza, bar]
  5. that [book] is [so] good
  6. good [manners, behavior, intentions, deeds]
  7. has good [teeth, looks, hair, eyes]
  8. has a good [name, image, reputation]
  9. had a good [day, week, month, year, evening, time]
  10. a good day for [fishing, running, a picnic]
  11. have a good day (now)!
  12. a good [opportunity, chance, possibility] (to)
  13. (not) a good [day, time, moment] to
  14. (not) a good [idea, plan, suggestion]
  15. [hear, give, deliver, spread] the good news
  16. a good deal of [money, fortune, fame]
  17. [exercise, fruit] is [really, so] good for you
  18. is good for the [soul, arteries, brain]
  19. is (not) good for your [teeth, health, self-esteem]
  20. is a good way to [lose weight, live]
  21. (one of) the good guys
  22. it's as good as [over, finished, ruined]
  23. until it's good and [ripe, dark, hot]
  24. slang: and you're good to go
  25. (that's really) good going!
  26. (it's a) good thing you (didn't)
  27. (not) in a good [way, state, mood]
  28. in good [condition, faith, shape]
  29. will put a good word in for you
  30. makes a good [case, point]
  31. good God, what [happened, have you done]?
  32. good [Lord, Heavens, gracious, grief]!
  33. my [license, membership, passport] is good for [another year]
  34. UK: only good for the [knacker's yard, scrap heap]
  35. is good to [hear, know, see, meet]
  36. it's good that you are [here, coming, helping]
  37. is good at [chess, math, programming]
  38. make good on [your word, his promise, the debt]
n
  1. [foreign, finished, domestic] goods
  2. [canned, baked, frozen, perishable, damaged] goods
  3. do you have the goods?
  4. did you bring the goods?
  5. procure goods and services
  6. [deliver, ship, pack] the goods
  7. caught with [illegal, stolen, contraband] goods
  8. the [senator, director] failed to deliver the goods
  9. the [import, export, taxation] of goods
  10. good versus evil
  11. the good and the bad
  12. the good, the bad and the [ugly, unforgivable, unexpected]
  13. take the good with the bad
  14. can see the good in everyone
  15. there is good and bad in everyone
  16. looking for the good in her
  17. know there is good in you!
  18. what good will it do?
  19. didn't do [much, any] good
  20. five [dollars, points] to the good
  21. that is all to the good
adv
  1. UK: [messed, screwed] up good and proper
additional examples
  1. [foreign, finished, domestic] goods
  2. is a good [person, man, wife, dog]
  3. [canned, baked, frozen, perishable, damaged] goods
  4. is a good [student, worker, lover, teacher, actress, writer]
  5. do you have the goods?
  6. has a good [salary, job, position]
  7. did you bring the goods?
  8. a good [book, class, movie, pizza, bar]
  9. procure goods and services
  10. [so, really, real, very, rather] good
  11. [deliver, ship, pack] the goods
  12. [thoroughly, extremely, incredibly, amazingly, surprisingly] good
  13. caught with [illegal, stolen, contraband] goods
  14. that [book] is [so] good
  15. the [senator, director] failed to deliver the goods
  16. good [manners, behavior, intentions, deeds]
  17. the [import, export, taxation] of goods
  18. has good [teeth, looks, hair, eyes]
  19. good versus evil
  20. has a good [name, image, reputation]
  21. the good and the bad
  22. had a good [day, week, month, year, evening, time]
  23. the good, the bad and the [ugly, unforgivable, unexpected]
  24. a good day for [fishing, running, a picnic]
  25. take the good with the bad
  26. have a good day (now)!
  27. can see the good in everyone
  28. a good [opportunity, chance, possibility] (to)
  29. there is good and bad in everyone
  30. (not) a good [day, time, moment] to
  31. looking for the good in her
  32. (not) a good [idea, plan, suggestion]
  33. know there is good in you!
  34. [hear, give, deliver, spread] the good news
  35. what good will it do?
  36. a good deal of [money, fortune, fame]
  37. didn't do [much, any] good
  38. [exercise, fruit] is [really, so] good for you
  39. five [dollars, points] to the good
  40. is good for the [soul, arteries, brain]
  41. that is all to the good
  42. is (not) good for your [teeth, health, self-esteem]
  43. is a good way to [lose weight, live]
  44. (one of) the good guys
  45. (as) good as [new, gold, it gets]
  46. it's as good as [over, finished, ruined]
  47. until it's good and [ripe, dark, hot]
  48. slang: and you're good to go
  49. (that's really) good going!
  50. (it's a) good thing you (didn't)
  51. (not) in a good [way, state, mood]
  52. in good [condition, faith, shape]
  53. will put a good word in for you
  54. makes a good [case, point]
  55. good God, what [happened, have you done]?
  56. good [Lord, Heavens, gracious, grief]!
  57. my [license, membership, passport] is good for [another year]
  58. is a good-for-nothing [cheater, liar]
  59. UK: only good for the [knacker's yard, scrap heap]
  60. is good to [hear, know, see, meet]
  61. it's good that you are [here, coming, helping]
  62. is good at [chess, math, programming]
  63. make good on [your word, his promise, the debt]
  64. UK: [messed, screwed] up good and proper
WordReference English Collocations © 2019

well

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adv
  1. well [informed, educated, behaved, mannered]
  2. well in [advance, excess] (of)
  3. is well on his way to
  4. [is, must be] well over [half, 300]
  5. is well known for her [movies, music, skills]
  6. is (very) well [off, read]
  7. a well [-established, -known] [writer, figure]
  8. well-worn [path, shoes]
  9. it was well worth the [time, effort, cost]
  10. may (very) well [be, have, find, become]
  11. [is, falls] well below the [average, standard]
  12. it is well [documented, known] that
  13. we are well aware of [that, the fact, the danger]
  14. [shake, mix, stir] well before (serving)
  15. do well
  16. how well did I do?
  17. you did [perfectly, really, surprisingly] well
  18. did well enough
  19. you'd do well to (remember)
  20. [sings, plays, speaks French] (very) well
  21. know [all, only] too well
  22. as you well know
  23. I remember it well
  24. they get on [very, quite, rather] well
  25. the [presentation, exam, car] went well
  26. the [joke, cake] went down well
  27. is wearing well (for his age)
  28. well [done, played]!
  29. well, what do you [think, want, say]?
  30. slang, UK: she's well fit
n
  1. [an oil, a water, a gas] well
  2. [a stair, an elevator, a service] well
  3. a [quantum, gravity] well
  4. a well of [compassion, excitement, fear, sympathy, loneliness]
  5. is a well of knowledge
  6. [dig, create, make, build] a well
  7. [get, extract, take, draw] water from the well
  8. fell [down, into] a well
  9. draw water from [the, an empty] well
  10. make a well to [add, hold] the ingredients
  11. the clerks were [sat, stationed] in the (court) well
  12. dipped his pen into the well
  13. UK: [take, grab] a bottle from the well
adj
  1. that's all well and good (but)
  2. I'm well
  3. [hope] all is well
  4. are you well?
  5. is not a well [person, man, woman]
additional examples
  1. [an oil, a water, a gas] well
  2. well [informed, educated, behaved, mannered]
  3. [a stair, an elevator, a service] well
  4. well in [advance, excess] (of)
  5. a [quantum, gravity] well
  6. is well on his way to
  7. a well of [compassion, excitement, fear, sympathy, loneliness]
  8. [is, must be] well over [half, 300]
  9. is a well of knowledge
  10. is well known for her [movies, music, skills]
  11. [dig, create, make, build] a well
  12. is (very) well [off, read]
  13. [get, extract, take, draw] water from the well
  14. she comes from a well-to-do [family, background]
  15. fell [down, into] a well
  16. a well [-established, -known] [writer, figure]
  17. draw water from [the, an empty] well
  18. well-worn [path, shoes]
  19. make a well to [add, hold] the ingredients
  20. it was well worth the [time, effort, cost]
  21. the clerks were [sat, stationed] in the (court) well
  22. that's all well and good (but)
  23. dipped his pen into the well
  24. very well (then)
  25. UK: [take, grab] a bottle from the well
  26. may (very) well [be, have, find, become]
  27. [is, falls] well below the [average, standard]
  28. it is well [documented, known] that
  29. we are well aware of [that, the fact, the danger]
  30. [shake, mix, stir] well before (serving)
  31. do well
  32. how well did I do?
  33. you did [perfectly, really, surprisingly] well
  34. did well enough
  35. you'd do well to (remember)
  36. [sings, plays, speaks French] (very) well
  37. know [all, only] too well
  38. as you well know
  39. I remember it well
  40. they get on [very, quite, rather] well
  41. the [presentation, exam, car] went well
  42. the [joke, cake] went down well
  43. is wearing well (for his age)
  44. well [done, played]!
  45. well, what do you [think, want, say]?
  46. slang, UK: she's well fit
  47. I'm well
  48. [hope] all is well
  49. are you well?
  50. is not a well [person, man, woman]
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