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roommate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishroommateroom‧mate, room-mate /ˈruːmˌmeɪt, ˈrʊm-/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 LIVE WITH somebodysomeone who you share a room with, especially at college one of my college roommates2 American EnglishLIVE WITH somebody someone you share an apartment or house with syn flatmate British English
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roommateThey became roommates, not lovers.I ran into my old college roommate today.I shared a taxicab with the Stephens College student and her roommate, who had come to meet her at the airport.He and his co-Web site founders, who are also his roommates, will graduate in May.Charity Chin, my roommate, is sitting on the floor drinking Chablis out of a plastic wineglass.I came out to my roommate.I had just moved in late December, fleeing a nightmare roommate situation in the Village.We were roommates back in Chicago.
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