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Definition of buddy up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

buddy up

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

    buddy up (to/with somebody)

     
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  1. 1 (informal) to become friendly with someone You might want to buddy up with your neighbor to make the trip more enjoyable.
  2. 2to become friendly with someone in order to get an advantage for yourself She's been buddying up to the boss all week—I guess she really wants that promotion!
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