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make friends

Form a friendship, foster cordial feelings, as in I hope Brian will soon make friends at school, or She's done a good job of making friends with influential reporters. [ c. 1600 ]
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  • You will go to Bruges and make friends with an Army officer; he must be high up on the staff.

  • Try to make friends with her, and give her this little gold ring.

  • But why the hell should any one want to make friends with a white-livered pup like you?

    The Sheriff's Son William MacLeod Raine
  • I have been trying to make friends with her, but she is so very unresponsive.

    They and I Jerome K. Jerome
  • Nevertheless, he hesitated to order them away, feeling that it would be much better to try to make friends.

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