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friendship

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈfrend.ʃɪp/ us  
B1 a situation in which two people are friends: Their friendship goes back to when they were at school together. Did you form any close/lasting friendships in college? I value her friendship above anything else.
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in Korean 우정…
in Arabic صَداقة…
in Portuguese amizade…
in Catalan amistat…
in Japanese 友情…
in Italian amicizia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 友誼…
in Russian дружба…
in Turkish arkadaşlık, dostluk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 友谊…
in Polish przyjaźń…
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