UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/rɪˈzɜːrvd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/rɪˈzɝvd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ri zûrvd)

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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. is a (very) reserved [person, man, woman, child]
  2. an emotionally reserved [person]
  3. a reserved [look, face, expression]
  4. is reserved by nature
  5. was reserved as a [child, teenager]
  6. used to be [more, less] reserved
  7. reserved [seats, places, tables, parking]
  8. [four] reserved seats
  9. reserved for [members, the elderly]
  10. sorry, but that table is reserved
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a [nature, wildlife, safari, forest] reserve
  2. go [camping, trekking] on a reserve
  3. [food, supply, ammunition] reserves
  4. a [plentiful, large] reserve of [food]
  5. [cash, bond, capital] reserves
  6. our reserves are running low
  7. keep reserves to [cover, pay for, ensure, avoid]
  8. [funds, capital, money] held in reserves
  9. not enough [funds] in reserve
  10. [funds] held in the Federal Reserve
  11. [an increase, a decrease, a fall] in cash reserves
  12. plays in the team's reserves
  13. is a reserve in the [squad, team]
  14. forced to [train, play] with the reserves
  15. is in the [Army, Navy] Reserve
  16. is a member of the [Army] Reserve
  17. send in the (military) reserves
  18. [shipped, deployed] (military) reserves overseas
  1. reserve a [seat, table, place, room, time]
  2. reserve a [seat] for the [conference, concert, game]
  3. reserved a room at the [hotel, motel, hostel]
  4. reserved a table for [2, 4, the family] at the restaurant
  5. reserve the right to [entry, admission, refuse]
  6. reserve the right to [use, edit, question]
  7. reserve judgment on the [issue, case, subject, painting, idea]
  8. reserve (your) [energy, strength, speed]
  9. reserve (your) [strength] for the [race, game, last mile, final climb]
n as adj
  1. the [manager, director] of a reserve bank
  2. reserve [food, cash, funds, supplies]
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