friends with

friends with (someone)

Having an amicable relationship with someone; (being) a friend of someone. You're friends with Jane, right? How is she doing?
See also: friend

*friends with someone

a friend of someone. (*Typically: be ~; become ~.) Sally is friends with Bill. Mary and Bill are friends with one another.
See also: friend
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The more attached you are to a person, and the longer you are friends with them, there's a greater chance that something might happen to significantly alter your friendship--take it from someone who knows what she's talking about.
Money and looks might make you attractive, but it does not mean that you have reliable friends with you.
We became best friends with a couple, Kathy and Farzana, and the four of us were so inseparable, we started looking like two straight couples.
Zavala had always impressed her friends with her own resilience and good nature.
Those who had identified with the dead as friends--and later encountered more trauma-related problems--averaged 25 years of age, about 5 years younger than the volunteers who did not associate friends with victims.
She's the sweetest little pixie-faced kid with freckles and a big smile and always blowing bubbles with her bubble gum,'' said Cindy Begley, whose son, Brandon, has been friends with Pilkinton for eight years.
He's still friends with people he was friends with 30 years ago,'' said Brad McKinzie, a Los Alamitos Race Course executive who has known Pegram for a decade.
She swerves through parties like a celeb, makes friends with unknown hotties from other schools like she's their third cousin and knows why the slasher-blood movie is a better choice than the sweet romantic comedy.
Moore's widow said that her husband had been friends with Brown but in recent months had attempted to break off the friendship.
Jada claims, "Simply put, I don't want to be friends with her anymore.
I've been friends with this girl for a long time, and we got in a fight online.
They say to be friends with them, I have to do a special popularity test.
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