Expressions using Themes (e.g. Collocations, IELTS, Business English)
Collocations are words that usually go together in English.
Here we are going to look at words that go with 'find' to make useful and popular expressions you will hear in social and professional contexts.
Make a find
If you 'make a find,' you discover something by accident or as part of a deliberate search. You can say someone 'made a find' in English when they discover something. This is probably the most used collocation with 'find'.
Unearth/uncover a find
If you 'unearth' or 'uncover' a find it means to discover something that was not easily visible or to literally dig it from the ground.
Discover a find
'Discover a find' means to come across something for the first time.
A 'prehistoric find' refers to an archaeological find dating back to prehistoric times.
An unexpected/lucky find
An 'unexpected' or 'lucky find' means to come across something unplanned or fortunate.