count collocations and examples

 UK /kaʊnt/

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the process of counting or the amount of something counted


Adjectives frequently used with count
low/high: high, low, maximum, peakIf your count is low, you are more vulnerable to infections.total: final, full, last, totalHer analysis puts the total death count in the war at 205,000.
Nouns frequently used before count
in the body, in the air etc: blood, cell, platelet, pollen, spermDuring pregnancy your blood count may have to be monitored.number of people: body, headWhile the class read, I do a quiet head count and tick off names .number of things: calorie, pixel, syllable, vote, wordEssays should be typed and include a word count.
Verbs frequently used with count
carry out a count: carry out, conduct, do, makeWardens on nature reserves conduct regular counts of numbers of seabirds.reduce the count: lower, reduceThere is a theory that mobile phones can lower your sperm count.increase the count: double, increase, raiseThe magazine increased its page count to almost 300 pages.
Verbs that frequently follow count
rise: go up, increase, riseThe unemployment claimant count rose again in November.fall: decrease, drop, fall, go downThe average staff count in French companies dropped by 1.8 percent.be a particular amount: be at, reach, stand atThe arrest count stood at 34 last night, most of them drug related.be more/less than a particular amount: exceed, go above, go below, go over, go underI need to adjust my medication if the count goes below 20.
 
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