connect (up) with (someone or something)

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connect (up) with (someone or something)

1. To have a positive or meaningful connection with someone, often quickly. I just don't connect with those people—I doubt we have anything in common. I connected with Ashley immediately, and we've been best friends ever since.
2. To communicate with someone. I've been having a hard time connecting with Stephanie, since she's been out of the office every time I've tried to call her.
3. To form a relationship or a group. I'm sure you'll be able to connect with other photography enthusiasts in your new town.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

connect (up) with someone or something

 
1. to form an association with someone or a group. (The up is informal.) Let's connect up with some other people and form an organization through which we can express our views. We need to connect with like-minded people that can help us with our problems.
2. to meet with someone or a group; to communicate with someone or a group, especially over the telephone. I tried to connect up with Bob over the phone, but I could never reach him. We could not connect with the council to discuss these matters.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

connect (with someone)

in. to meet someone; to talk to someone on the telephone. We connected over a drink and discussed the matter fully.
See also: connect, someone

connect (with something)

in. [for a batter] to hit a ball. He swung but didn’t connect with the ball.
See also: connect, something
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"Recipe," the book's first poem, offers a particularly compelling image of this difficulty: "the flesh you live in is an anchor/of damp stones, you cannot move with or without it." And again in "Whirling Dervishes I" the speaker marvels at the sheer power contained in the body and yet how slight our consciousness of it: "imagine/all that electricity fizzing/and nobody gets hurt by it." Yet "for every positive/a negative," another poem reminds us, and whatever we think we know about ourselves or one another still leaves us like "stones [that] sit next to each other,/stranded," unable to connect with one another and asking "who am I/really?" ("Under Cygnus").