: to think of one person or thing when you think of another person or thing
: to be together with another person or group as friends, partners, etc.
: having a rank or position that is below the highest level in a group, organization, etc.
: a person who you work with or spend time with
: a member of a group or organization who is at a level that is below the highest level
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