Words of Topic: Friends

Word group for topic: Friends, it helps to enhance speaking and writing skills in English tests, especially for ESL students who are working for IELTS, TOEFL, and GRE exams.
 Word Group By Topic: Friends

close friend  Speak
a very good friend
A close friend do whatever you say in one time.
fair-weather friend  Speak
someone who is your friend only when you are cheerful and successful
He has realized that Bill is a fair-weather friend.
break up  Speak
to end a relationship
My girlfriend had broken up with me.
drift apart  Speak
to gradually lose interest in or affection for each other
As years went by, school friends drifted apart.
strike up  Speak
to start
It can be difficult to strike up a conversation with a complete stranger.
came across  Speak
find or meet something or someone by chance
I came across a group of children playing yesterday.
walk up to  Speak
walk towards her, in a confident way
She walked up to the platform without faltering.
decline  Speak
politely refuse
He offered the boys some coffee. They declined politely.
suspicious  Speak
feeling doubt or a lack of trust
Parents teach children to be suspicious of strangers who approach them in the street.
jealous  Speak
unhappy and angry because someone has something that you want
He had always been very jealous of his brother's good looks.
understandable  Speak
easy to understand
You have to put the facts into a form that's understandable to everyone.
lonely  Speak
unhappy because you are not with other people
She gets lonely now that all the kids have left home.
embarrassed  Speak
feeling ashamed or shy
You have no idea how embarrassed I was.
a shoulder to cry on  Speak
someone you can rely on to give you emotional support when you are upset or anxious
Remember, I'm always here if you need a shoulder to cry on.
see eye to eye  Speak
to agree on a subject
My sisters don't see eye to eye with me about the arrangements.
develop  Speak
to grow or cause to grow or change into a more advanced form
He developed a lasting friendship with some of his teachers and served as an altar boy.
ruin  Speak
to spoil or destroy something completely
It is extremely easy to ruin the friendship when obligation or coercion is an element in your relationship.
renew  Speak
to increase the life of or replace something old
This approach will help start your renewed friendship off on the foot.
rekindle  Speak
to make someone have a feeling that they had in the past
He tried to rekindle their friendship.
fall for someone  Speak
strongly attracted to someone and start loving someone
She always falls for older men.
fall head over heels  Speak
to fall suddenly and deeply in love with someone
It was obvious that Helen had fallen head over heels in love with Jack.
fall out with  Speak
to have a disagreement and stop being friends
I don't like to fall out with my friends.
hit it off  Speak
to quickly become good friends with
They hit it off straight away, Daddy and Walter.
ups and downs  Speak
good and bad things
Every relationship has a lot of ups and downs.
lose touch with someone  Speak
to no longer communicate with someone
I lost touch with Emily after she moved to English.
love at first sight  Speak
be in love with someone as soon as you see them for the first time
It was love at first sight, and he proposed to me six weeks later.
tie the knot  Speak
to get married
The couple tied the knot last year after a 10-year romance.
settle down  Speak
to give up the single life and start a family
One day I'll want to settle down and have a family.
well matched  Speak
similar or equal to something
At the start of the competition the three teams looked extremely well matched.
get to know somebody  Speak
to begin to know someone
I'd really like to see you again and get to know you better.
roughly  Speak
approximately, but not exactly
That business makes up roughly a quarter of the group.
amiable  Speak
pleasant and friendly
He seemed an amiable young man.
mutual friends  Speak
friends which are shared by two or more people
We met each other through a mutual friend.
console  Speak
comfort someone at a time of grief or disappointment
You can console yourself with the thought that you did your best.