Dating and Relationship English (Intermediate to Advanced – Top 200+ Terms)/
Intermediate Deck 7

Intermediate Deck 7

Total: 20 words

reignite

verb

to try to regain the intense affection or desire that two people in a relationship initially had for each other

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be tied down

phrasal verb

to not be able to freely leave or do the things you want to do, usually because you are in a relationship or a commitment

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get back in the game

idiom

to ask someone out or to go on a date after not having done so in a long time

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catfishing

noun

the act of deceiving someone by assuming a false identity or personality online

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trouble in paradise

idiom

used to describe difficulty, discontentment, or unhappiness in what was believed to be a stable and happy relationship

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shoot your shot

expression

to gather up the confidence to do something that one would be normally too scared to do, like ask someone out on a date

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game

noun

one’s skill or ability to seduce or win the affection of someone

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main squeeze

noun

someone's girlfriend, boyfriend, or lover; a person’s primary partner in romance

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catcall

noun

a whistle or a comment, sexual and often rude in nature, made by a man to a passing woman; a derisive jeer; a mocking remark

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all in

adverb

to exert all effort to please or gain the affection of someone

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Hold your horses.

expression

used to tell someone to slow down or be patient instead of acting rashly and thoughtlessly

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come on to someone

phrasal verb

to make sexual advances to someone

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foot the bill

idiom

to pay the entire cost of something such as movie tickets or dinner

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stormy relationship

idiom

a relationship with many disagreements and frequent quarrels

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jerk someone around

phrasal verb

to deceive, manipulate, or take advantage of someone

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love nest

noun

a secluded room, apartment, or house where lovers rendezvous

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amorous

adjective

of or expressing sexual desire

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escort

noun

a person, especially a man, who takes someone to a particular social event

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butt heads

idiom

to get into an argument with someone

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conquest

noun

someone whom one has had sexual intercourse with but not a relationship

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