love-hate relationship

love-hate relationships
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If you have a love-hate relationship with someone or something, your feelings towards them change suddenly and often from love to hate.

...a book about the close love-hate relationship between two boys.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • love-hate relationship — noun A relationship which alternates between emotional extremes, or in which both emotions exist concurrently • • • Main Entry: ↑love * * * love hate relationship UK US noun [countable] [singular love hate relationship …   Useful english dictionary

  • love-hate relationship — love hate re.lationship n [C usually singular] if you have a love hate relationship with someone or something, sometimes you really like or love them, and sometimes you really dislike or hate them love hate relationship with ▪ her love hate… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Love-hate relationship — A love hate relationship is a personal relationship involving simultaneous or alternating emotions of love and enmity. Sometimes the person may love the other person/object, but hate oneself for it. This relationship can, but does not have to, be …   Wikipedia

  • love-hate relationship — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms love hate relationship : singular love hate relationship plural love hate relationships a relationship in which your feelings about someone or something often change between love and hate …   English dictionary

  • love-hate relationship — love hate re,lationship noun count a relationship in which your feelings about someone or something often change between love and hate …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Love Hate (disambiguation) — Love hate may refer to: *A Love hate relationship. *Love/Hate, a hard rock band from the early 90 s. *Love Hate is the fourth and final album by Blackpool band Section 25. *Love Hate is the debut album by singer and songwriter The Dream.… …   Wikipedia

  • love-hate — [luv′hāt′] adj. characterized simultaneously by feelings of love and hate [a love hate relationship] * * * …   Universalium

  • love-hate — [luv′hāt′] adj. characterized simultaneously by feelings of love and hate [a love hate relationship] …   English World dictionary

  • love-hate — adj. (of a relationship) characterized by ambivalent feelings of love and hate felt by one or each of two or more parties * * * /ˈlʌvˈheıt/ adj, always used before a noun : feeling or showing a mixture of love and hate She has a love hate… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Love + Hate — Infobox Film name = Love + Hate caption = Adam and Naseema director = Dominic Savage writer = Dominic Savage starring = Samina Awan Dean Andrews Wasim Zakir Nichola Burley Mohammed Rafique producer = Neris Thomas distributor = tbc released = 2005 …   Wikipedia

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