nounADJECTIVE▪ considerable, great, tremendous▪ irresistible, irreversible, unstoppable▪ initial▪ fresh (esp. BrE)▪
She gave fresh momentum to the campaign.▪ downward, forward, upward▪
There's no forward momentum in the movie.▪ political▪
There is plenty of political momentum behind the proposed changes.VERB + MOMENTUM▪ have▪
The campaign for change now has considerable momentum.▪ build up, gain, gather, increase▪
The car gathered momentum as it rolled down the hill.▪ create, generate, give sth, provide▪ keep up, maintain, sustain▪ lose▪
The team has lost momentum in recent weeks.▪ regain▪ slowMOMENTUM + VERB▪ build up, increase▪ carry sb/sth▪
Her momentum carried her through the door.▪ go▪
Their momentum has gone, and they feel they cannot fight any longer.PREPOSITION▪ momentum for▪
We must keep up the momentum for reform.▪ momentum towards/toward▪
the irresistible momentum towards/toward reunification of the two countriesPHRASES▪ keep the momentum going▪
We have to keep the momentum of our sales operation going.
Collocations dictionary. 2013.