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To be connected with or related to something



if people, things, or events are linked, they are related to each other in some way



to be closely connected with a situation or an event



to be connected or related to something

bear on

to be connected with something or to influence it



if things interrelate or are interrelated, they affect each other because they are connected in some way

pertain to

to be directly related to something

do with

to be connected with someone or something

be bound up/together

people or things that are bound together are connected by qualities that they all share

be/have something to do with something

used for saying that something is related to something else, especially when you do not know or do not give the exact details

lie behind

to be the real reason for a decision or action


… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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