relationship

relationship
re|la|tion|ship [ rı`leıʃn,ʃıp ] noun count ***
1. ) the way in which two or more things or people are connected with or involve each other:
relationship between: There is a close relationship between poverty and crime.
2. ) the way in which two or more people or groups behave toward and are involved with each other:
the doctor-patient relationship
relationship between: The relationships between players from the two teams were pretty friendly.
relationship with: What was your relationship with your mother like?
a ) a sexual or romantic relationship, especially one that continues for a long time:
Jack's job put a lot of strain on their relationship.
be in/have a relationship: I was already in a relationship when I met Ben.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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