getting to know


: becoming acquainted with
We just bought a house here last month, and we're still getting to know our neighbors.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But after that comes getting to know the job through 12-hour shifts with a trainer. Elena Santa Cruz, The Arizona Republic, 26 May 2023 Fisher believes the results suggest that participants are giving more people a chance and getting to know them, rather than judging simply on looks. Brittany Edelmann, Discover Magazine, 12 May 2023 After getting to know each other for a while now, who is the most different from your first impression of him? Billboard China, Billboard, 11 May 2023 Of course, everyone's favorite part of a new show is getting to know the cast. Addison Aloian, Women's Health, 6 May 2023 The film’s best scenes are the ones where Kadir and Luis face off over Cuban sandwiches at a 24-hour restaurant under the train tracks, getting to know each other while consistently keeping their guards up. Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Mar. 2023 Little by little, deGrom is getting to know his teammates. James Wagner, New York Times, 28 Feb. 2023 For Clark, that meant getting to know people senior and junior to her, and also doing cold outreach to other investors in her space (consumer investing). Fortune, 27 Feb. 2023 Disability communities around the U.S. are getting to know a new advocacy organization, New Disabled South. Andrew Pulrang, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Getting to know.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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