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be associated with sth

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with associate   /əˈsəʊ.si.eɪt/ us    /-ˈsoʊ-/
B2 If problems or dangers are associated with a particular thing or action, they are caused by it: The cancer risks associated with smoking have been well documented.
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