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friend British & World English

A person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically one exclusive of sexual or family relations

one's friends in friend British & World English

One’s close relatives

Friend in friend British & World English

A member of the Religious Society of Friends; a Quaker

be friends with British & World English

Be (or become) on good or affectionate terms with

Friends of the Earth British & World English

An international pressure group established in 1969 to campaign for a better awareness of and response to environmental problems

best friend British & World English

A person’s closest friend

friends in high places British & World English

People in senior positions who are able and willing to use their influence on one’s behalf

Religious Society of Friends British & World English

Official name for the Quakers (see Quaker)

friend with benefits British & World English

A friend with whom one has an occasional and casual sexual relationship

with friends like ——, who needs enemies? British & World English

Used to suggest that a supposed friend or ally of a particular person has acted against the best interests of that person

friend with in friend British & World English

Have a sexual relationship with

lady friend in lady British & World English

A female lover or sweetheart

penfriend British & World English

A person with whom one becomes friendly by exchanging letters, especially someone in a foreign country whom one has never met

be friends with in friend British & World English

Be (or become) on good or affectionate terms with

bosom friend British & World English

A very close or intimate friend

false friend British & World English

A word or expression that has a similar form to one in a person’s native language, but a different meaning (for example English magazine and French magasin ‘shop’)

McKenzie friend British & World English

A person who attends a trial as a non-professional helper or adviser to a litigant who does not have legal representation in court

friend with benefits in friend British & World English

A friend with whom one has an occasional and casual sexual relationship

fair-weather friend British & World English

A person whose friendship cannot be relied on in times of difficulty

four-legged friend British & World English

A pet with four legs, especially a dog

friends in high places in friend British & World English

People in senior positions who are able and willing to use their influence on one’s behalf

be or make friends with in friend British & World English

Be (or become) on good or affectionate terms with

with friends like ——, who needs enemies? in friend British & World English

Used to suggest that a supposed friend or ally of a particular person has acted against the best interests of that person


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