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To start a friendship - thesaurus




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

make friends

to become friends



informal 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

informal 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

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to develop feelings of love, friendship, or duty towards other people, or to make someone develop these feelings

buddy up

mainly American to make friends with someone

chum up

to become friends, or to spend time with someone in a friendly way

cosy up to

to try to become friendly with someone in order to get some benefit for yourself

extend the hand of friendship to someone

to say that you want to try to have good relations with someone



when a group gels, the people in it start to form a good relationship with each other or start working together effectively

get off on the right/wrong foot with someone

to immediately establish a good/bad relationship with someone when you first meet them or first start working with them

hook up

informal if two people hook up, they start a relationship together, or they start doing something together

make friends

to form friendships

make up

to become friendly with someone again after an argument

make up to

informal old-fashioned to behave in a very friendly way towards someone, or to praise them, in order to get something for yourself

mend fences

to try to become friends again with someone who you have argued with

patch up

to become friends with someone again after a disagreement

play up to

to behave in a very friendly or polite way to someone because you want them to like you or to do something for you



if you reconcile two people or groups, or if they reconcile, they become friendly again after a disagreement



to start a friendship or relationship again with someone



to start a friendship or relationship again after a period of time when it stopped existing



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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