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.
See also: connect
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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'To think that that Sir Mulberry Hawk should be such an abandoned wretch as Miss La Creevy says he is, Nicholas, my dear; when I was congratulating myself every day on his being an admirer of our dear Kate's, and thinking what a thing it would be for the family if he was to become connected with us, and use his interest to get you some profitable government place.
We had knocked those three old gentlemen off their chairs into a general heap at the bottom of the boat, and they were now slowly and painfully sorting themselves out from each other, and picking fish off themselves; and as they worked, they cursed us - not with a common cursory curse, but with long, carefully-thought-out, comprehensive curses, that embraced the whole of our career, and went away into the distant future, and included all our relations, and covered everything connected with us - good, substantial curses.
Carr was none of our blood, nor noways connected with us, as I've ever heared."
"He likes to stay connected with us, which is what you want.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Oct 23 (ANI): "A peculiar sadness descends upon all those that have connected with us," wrote megastar Amitabh Bachchan as he wrapped up the latest season of Kaun Banega Crorepati.
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The Yardi Marketing Suite gives us 24-hour leasing opportunities, 24-hour resident care, allowing prospects and residents to stay connected with us. That's incredibly important in today's market.
"The programme only went live on February 14 and everyone who is connected with us is delighted we're making such good progress."
"We are now viewed as a big club and as a consequence of that everybody connected with us has to have a big club mentality," said Hughes.
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"There are some people connected with him that are in touch with people connected with us ...
Shane connected with us and I remember saying 'I just want somebody to romance me'.
As no-one in our family, or friends connected with us smoke, and tobacco advertisements have been severely curtailed this was the first time she had seen this anti-social behaviour.