buddy up

phrasal verb

buddied up; buddying up; buddies up
US, informal
: to become friendly especially in order to get help or some advantage
often + with
New students are encouraged to buddy up with older students.
often + to
businessmen buddying up to politicians in order to get their support

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“Buddy up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buddy%20up. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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