UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈnʌmbər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈnʌmbɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(numbər)

From numb (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
adj comparative
adj superlative
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a [high, low, mean, real, prime, whole] number
  2. an [odd, even] number
  3. your [phone, telephone] number
  4. my [home, cell, mobile] (phone) number
  5. [what's, can I have] your [home] number?
  6. her [license, telephone, social security] number
  7. a [rising, falling, decreasing] number of
  8. a [small, reasonable, large, considerable] number of (people)
  9. a [higher, lower] number than last [time, week, year]
  10. a number [greater, less] than [five]
  11. (they are) number one in the [USA, charts, league]
  12. the [group, singer] has had [three] number ones
  13. the [player, horse, driver] wore number [nine]
  14. [seven, eight] is [a, my] lucky number
  15. [fans, well-wishers, spectators] turned out in numbers
  16. [turn out, attend] in greater numbers
  17. [taxis, buses, pubs] are few in number (around here)
  18. the [team, army] has strength in numbers
  19. [pick, choose, select, think of] a number between [1] and [10]
  20. [pick] your lottery numbers
  21. [today's, tonight's] (winning) lottery numbers are
  22. the numbers don't [add up, match]
  23. the number of people with [reservations, a car, qualifications]
  24. one of our number [died, left, passed away]
  25. the team did a real number on us [5-0]!
  26. I've got your number, [buddy, pal]!
  27. slang: [when, if] your number's up
  28. the band played a [slow, fast, romantic] number
  29. wearing a [sexy, slinky] little (black) number
  30. vulgar, slang: do a number two
n as adj
  1. a number [game, puzzle]
  1. number the [pages, projects, submissions]
  2. number off the [students]
  3. number off in groups of [three]
  4. numbered with [matching font, roman numerals]
  5. numbered to [match, correspond, show]
  6. numbered for [identification, reference, easy access]
  7. numbered on the [back, bottom]
  8. numbered in the corner
  9. numbered [one] through [10]
  10. numbered up to [10]
  11. numbers among the [best greatest, smartest, fastest]
  12. numbers in the [dozens, hundreds, thousands]
  13. numbers [1000] [troops, members, participants]
  14. number [over, around, at least] [1000]
  15. numbering the [hours, days] until
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a numb [feeling, sensation]
  2. have a numb [feeling] in my [hand]
  3. went numb [from, in] the cold
  4. are numb from [sitting, standing, holding]
  5. my [hands, fingers, feet, ears, legs] have gone numb
  6. [makes, gets] your tooth numb
  7. numb [from, after] the anaesthetic
  8. drugs: comfortably numb from the [grass, drugs, marijuana]
  9. his [mind, brain] went numb
  10. felt numb with [fear, grief, guilt, shock]
  11. feel numb inside from [the relationship, her death]
  12. he was numb to their [pleas, questions, plight, requests]
  1. numbed [her senses, his mind, the pain]
  2. numb your [mouth, arm]
  3. the [injection, anesthetic] numbed my [mouth]
  4. numb up your [mouth] (for the operation)
  5. numb your [mouth] up
  6. [this, vodka, the injection] should numb the pain
  7. [might, should, will] numb the pain
  8. numbed by [vodka, anesthetic, drugs]
  9. numb your [guilt, pain, mind] with [vodka]
  10. the cold numbed my [fingers, nose]
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