( relationships    plural  )
1       n-count   The relationship between two people or groups is the way in which they feel and behave towards each other.  
with supp  
...the friendly relationship between France and Britain..., relationships.     
2       n-count   A relationship is a close friendship between two people, especially one involving romantic or sexual feelings.  
We had been together for two years, but both of us felt the relationship wasn't really going anywhere.     
3       n-count   The relationship between two things is the way in which they are connected.  
N between/to/of n  
There is a relationship between diet and cancer.     

love-hate relationship        ( love-hate relationships    plural  ) If you have a love-hate relationship with someone or something, your feelings towards them change suddenly and often from love to hate.      n-count   usu sing  
...a book about the close love-hate relationship between two boys.     
Traduction Dictionnaire Collins Anglais - Cobuild  


affair, affinity, association, bond, communications, conjunction, connection, correlation, exchange, kinship, liaison, link, parallel, proportion, rapport, ratio, similarity, tie-up  

Dictionnaire anglais Collins English synonyme-Thesaurus  

Dictionnaire Collaboratif     Anglais pour Apprenants
customer relationship management
get seriously involved in a relationship
a younger man involved in a relationship with an older woman
= the target of a "cougar"
underaged girl looking mature, that can thus bring somebody to jail if he is caught in a relationship with her
made with Jail and Bait
a deliberate and strategic effort to engage one in a donor/investor relationship
remnants of disputes that make a relationship between people or companies difficult to maintain, even without an open dispute
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.


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