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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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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connect (with someone)

in. to meet someone; to talk to someone on the telephone. We connected over a drink and discussed the matter fully.
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connect (with something)

in. [for a batter] to hit a ball. He swung but didn’t connect with the ball.
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When it comes to connecting with somebody then being like there...I know I could be long-term in our connection.
"It's because there's that thing of warmth and connecting with somebody you love, feeling solid and safe, having roots and the support of a solid family.
"It's about connecting with somebody and making them feel special."
"I have a policy to never send out anything blindly without first connecting with somebody in direct contact with the celebrity," says Jill Donovan, creator of Rustic Cuff bracelets.
Pagdilao said in both cases, a common thread was the carefree use of social networking sites and people connecting with somebody they didn't know.