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To start a friendship - synonyms or related words



to become the friend of someone and treat them in a kind way

make friends

to become friends




if two people click, they realize immediately that they like each other and understand each other

hit it off

if two people hit it off when they meet for the first time, they like each other

fall in with

to become friends with someone

take up with


to become friendly with someone, especially someone who could have a bad influence on you

get in with

to persuade someone who can help you to be your friend or to like you



to develop a friendship or relationship with someone, usually in order to get an advantage from it

strike up a friendship/conversation etc (with someone)

to start something such as a relationship or conversation with someone in an informal way

get on like a house on fire

to become good friends very quickly and have a lot to talk to each other about



used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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