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Vocabulary: Relationships

Vocabulary: Relationships

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Published by Amy Power
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Published by: Amy Power on Nov 24, 2011
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DefinitionDefinition 
a)
 
Relationships between people or groups are like
physical connections
.Having a good relationship is like being joined to the other person or group,and ending a relationship is like breaking this connection.
We have been
close friends
since we were five.
We were
inseparable
as children.
I was very
attached to
him.
The school encourages
links between
students and local businesses.
He was left some money by a
distant relative
.
There was a growing
rift between
president and vice-president.
The book describes the deep
divisions
within the government.When you improve a bad relationship, it is as if you have
fixed
or
repaired
something that is broken.
The meeting was designed mainly as a
fence-mending
exercise.
The first step is to
build bridges with
the other side.
The agreement did no more than
 paper over the cracks
.
The visit is part of an attempt to
repair the relationship between
thetwo governments.
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Relationships
 
Useful verbs associated with relationshipsUseful verbs associated with relationships
 
He
got divorced from
his pretty wife.
She
got engaged to
her English fiancé at last.
She always dreamt
marring
her best friend.
Last week, my sister
started/ended her relationship with
herschoolmate.
The very first time that they met, they
bonded
immediately.
She had just
split/broken up with
her boyfriend.
My parents
separated
when I was very young.
We are both committed to
mending
our marriage.
I’m glad to see that you two have
patched things up
.
She’s very good at
smoothing over
the differences betweenconflicting parties.
I
 already 
 when I met Ben.
I
had a relationship
with Tom.
They’ 
ve been going out
for years.
She
got married to
my brother
George is
having an affair
with his boss.
To feel attracted to someone
:
To flirt with someone
To chat with someone up
:
To get infatuated with someone
:
To have a crush on someone
To have a date with someone
2
 
To have a blind date
To drift apart
To dump/ditch someone
To cuddle someone
: toput your arms roundsomeoneand hold  them close to show that you like or love them.
PhrasalPhrasalverbs associated with relationshipsverbs associated with relationships
Look up to =
respect
Put up with=
stand
Tell someone off=
scold
Get on well with=
have a good relationship with
Call in =
visit someone ´s house
Bring someone up =
educate
Walk out on
= abandon
Give away =
reveal
Fall out with=
quarrel
Turn down =
refuse
Take after=
behave like someone else
Look after =
take care of 
Marital relationships adjectivesMarital relationships adjectives
-
Divorced
-
Engaged
-
Unmarried
-
Separated
-
Single
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