1 one sixtieth of an hour
closing, final, opening

He scored in the final minutes of the game.


With each passing minute, the tension mounts.

full, whole

The noise lasted almost a full minute.


Ten long minutes later, he finally had the results.


Gina wasted ten precious minutes on her final test question.

agonizing, tense

For ten agonizing minutes she couldn't find her son.


I spent ten minutes dealing with emails.

last, take

Tracey was already counting the minutes until the weekend.

elapse, pass, tick by

The minutes ticked by and still nothing happened.

fly by
turn into sth

Fifteen minutes turned into thirty, and still no one called.


the minute hand on the clock

after … minutes

After twenty minutes I started to get worried.

for … minutes

We waited for ten minutes and then left.

in … minutes

The movie starts in ten minutes.

minutes after (AmE), minutes past (esp. BrE)

four minutes after/past two

minutes of (AmE), minutes to

ten minutes to three

2 moment

Don't leave everything till the last minute.


One minute he was fine and the next minute he collapsed on the floor.


If you have a few spare minutes, you could clean the kitchen.

hang on, hold on, wait

Could you wait a minute, please?

have, spare

Do you have a minute, Miss Brown?

Can you spare a minute?


This will only take a minute.

in a minute

I'll be with you in a minute.

within minutes

The ship sank within minutes.

every waking minute

They spend every waking minute together.

just a minute
the minute sth happens

Tell him I want to see him the minute he arrives.

not for a minute

I never thought for a minute he'd refuse.

this minute

Come here this minute!

3 minutes written record of what is said at a meeting
keep, take

Who's going to take minutes? (esp. AmE)

Who's going to take the minutes? (esp. BrE)

agree (BrE), approve, sign (BrE)
write up

I wrote up the minutes of the meeting and circulated them by email.

the minutes of a meeting
Minute is used with these nouns: ↑amount, ↑detail, ↑quantity, ↑trace

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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