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  • v. Present participle of befriend.


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  • What does he have to prove in befriending a young college geek (Jesse Eisenberg)?

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  • Where Clinton developed decent working relationships with the GOP leadership, especially House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, Obama has not shown much interest in befriending congressional leaders of either party - and certainly not his political opponents, who are more openly hostile than even those in the 1990s.

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  • The Germans had an expert in befriending US airmen and breaking them without their knowledge he had actually made them talk.


  • She acts so aloof around her classmates and seems to despise the idea of befriending anyone.

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  • Duncan briefly entertained the notion of befriending the pair but recalled prior experiences with bouncers and decided instead to give Geoff a call to see how far away he was. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • I think some people just enjoy the idea of befriending someone who is a recording artist 'in the industry' who might be the next big thing (although I think we've all established that we don't think that Luigi will ever amount to that).


  • The actor recalls befriending the wrong red-hot girls during a day out at the beach in Dubrovnik and becoming a target for their angry boyfriends, who were part of a tough gang.

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  • It revolves around the video footage taken by a weirdo nature loving man-child (Timothy Treadwell) who spent a bunch of time "befriending" grizzly bears in Alaska.

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  • She'd had her day and her evening neatly planned, but here she was, in another woman's wedding dress, having dinner with a man who supplemented his income by 'befriending' lonely women.

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  • He goes on belabouring and 'befriending' the Government Lords, but the effect he produces (if any) is out of doors, for he usually wastes his rhetoric on empty benches.

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