friend zone

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friend zone

1. noun Where someone is said to be when the object of their affection only sees them as a friend, rather than as a potential romantic partner. This term is usually (but not always) applied to males. If Bella cries to you about all of her bad dates but never asks you out, I'm afraid you're in the friend zone, dude.
2. verb To treat someone who is romantically interested in one as a friend, rather than as a potential romantic partner. When used as a verb, this phrase is usually written as one word. Why are you friendzoning Zack? He's a good guy, you should go out with him.
See also: friend, zone
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And speaking of pain, let's recognize the friendzoned girls that Elio and Oliver were supposed to be dating: Marzia (Esther Garrel) and Chiara (Victoire Du Bois) who had no idea.
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Amid all its emotional whirlwind, IDILY is not just a story for the friendzoned, but for everyone who feels stuck, lost and unsure of what the future holds for them, afraid of stepping out of their comfort zones, and anxious over getting left behind in a fast-paced and success-obsessed environment.
For Greenland, it's not really being friendzoned as Eponine-it's the dirt.
Rocio Mercado was enrolled by Monina Allarey Mercado, and she chose to write a play, Friendzoned, as it is a genre she loves.