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helpmate

1. A companion who provides assistance or support, especially a wife or husband. It's only by the support of my lifelong helpmate that I was able to get through the hardship of my father's death.
2. Anything or anyone that aids, assists, or is helpful, especially regularly or constantly. We've entered an age where phones are no longer merely tools for communication—they've become helpmates in nearly every facet of life.

she'll be right(, mate)

Everything will be OK; things will get better; don't worry about it. Primarily heard in Australia. Dave: "I'm just really worried that something's going to go wrong at the conference." Jim: "I know she'll be right, with how hard you've worked!" Sarah: "Things have felt really rocky between me and John lately." Janet: "She'll be right, mate. I'm sure it's just the stress of his final exams that's making things hard at the moment."

she'll be apples

Everything will be fine; things will get better; don't worry about it. Primarily heard in Australia. Don't worry about the presentation. She'll be apples, considering how hard you've worked! A: "Things have felt really rocky between me and John lately." B: "She'll be apples, mate. I'm sure it's just the stress of his final exams that's making things hard at the moment."
See also: apple

she's right(, mate)

Everything will be OK; things will get better; don't worry about it. Primarily heard in Australia. Dave: "I'm just really worried that something's going to go wrong at the conference." Jim: "She's right. With how hard you've worked, it will be great!" Sarah: "Things have felt really rocky between me and John lately." Janet: "She's right, mate. I'm sure it's just the stress of his final exams that's making things hard at the moment."

she's sweet(, mate)

Everything will be OK; things will get better; don't worry about it. Primarily heard in Australia. Dave: "I'm just really worried that something's going to go wrong at the conference." Jim: "She's sweet. With how hard you've worked, it will be great!" Sarah: "Things have felt really rocky between me and John lately." Janet: "She's sweet, mate. I'm sure it's just the stress of his final exams that's making things hard at the moment."

mate someone with someone

 and mate an animal with some other animal
to pair or breed people or animals. The king sought to mate his daughter with the son of a magician. Harry wanted to mate his guppies with June's guppies.
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mate with an animal

[for an animal] to copulate with its own kind. The gander mated with the goose in the barnyard. The coyote acted as if it wanted to mate with the dog.
See also: animal, mate

mate with someone

to marry with someone, and presumably, to copulate with someone. Did you meet anyone you would like to mate with and spend the rest of your life with?
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label mate

n. someone who records on the same label (as the speaker). (Record industry.) Frank Duke is my label mate, and we like to get together and gossip about the record industry.
See also: label, mate
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Out of 225 queens released in polycarbonate box 169 queens mated whereas 139 and 111 queen mated with males in iron mesh box and wooden box respectively.
As an example, specimen #23 laid four fully fertilized egg masses and mated as a sperm donor after each spawning.
1%) mated with the first virgin female presented them within the 30 min period.
The antennae of either mated or virgin males were excised at the bases and a few distal segments were cut off to facilitate conductivity.
The number of eggs in the egg sac was not related to female age, male size, whether the female had mated once or twice or age of first mate but approached a significant positive relationship with female size (Table 5).
Overall, hydrocarbon extracts and synthetic 7-tricosene both increased the speed with which Canton-S females mated with Tai-Y males.
cactorum at 200 Gy were found, and no differences in mating frequency or longevity of ir radiated male moths or of female moths mated to irradiated males were detected in our laboratory tests.
Following the methods presented above, females were mated and held for testing 1 week later.
The researchers did a second round of transplants, this time treating some of the mated beetles' corpora allata with a compound that blocks the production of juvenile hormone.
The researchers explain the dilution of DNA links among males in part by noting that various males, rather than just an alpha male, in each group produced offspring and outsiders occasionally mated with females.
Females forced to wait 9 days to mate after they've molted into adults bear fewer young in their first clutch than roaches that mated sooner do, the scientists report in the July 31 PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES.
The male's agenda apparently includes reducing the chances that a female will mate with any weevil after she has mated him, say Helen S.
In Magurran's study, each of 76 virgin guppies mated over the course of 4 days with a single male or with four different males.
Placed on lab plates, the yeast mated across, but not within, the strains.