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be an item

Definition of be an item in English:

informal (Of a couple) be involved in an established romantic or sexual relationship.
Example sentences
  • The couple, who've been an item for 12 years, have their musical roots in Long Island.
  • We were an item but it wasn't an all-consuming relationship and some people may have wondered how interested he really was.
  • We were an item from that day on, but because we were living in different cities it started quite casually - seeing each other once or twice a week.
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