Types of relationships
- A casual acquaintance: a person you have met but you don’t know well.
- Mate: is used in compound nouns to describe a person you share something with.
- Housemate: a person with whom you share a house.
- Ex: can be used without (informally) or with another word (eg Ex-girlfriend, ex-husband,).
- Steady: fixed and not changing suddenly.
- Partner: partner is used for someone you live with but are not married to or for a business relationship where you share the ownership or running of a company.
- Parents-in-law: the parents of your husband or wife.
- Friends: people you share personal information with.
- Accept a new friend: by accepting new friends you add them to your network.
- To interact: exchange messaging or posting comments on your friends’ page.
- To unfriend / defriend a person: you want to finish the relationship with that person.
Liking and not liking someone
Look up to
Look down on
Be attracted to
|Fancy (informal)||Leave someone cold|
Relationships and dating – Idioms and phrases
- To get on well with someone: have a good relationship.
- Don’t see eye to eye: often argue/disagree.
- To fall out with someone: have arguments with someone.
- To have an affair with someone: generally a sexual relationship, usually secret.
- Let’s try and make it up: be friends again after a row / quarrel.
- To see each other: meeting and spending time together.
- They met at a party and got together: started a romantic relationship.
To make friends (NOT to get friends).
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