buddy system

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buddy system

n.
An arrangement in which persons are paired, as for mutual safety or assistance.

bud′dy sys`tem


n.
an arrangement whereby two persons, as swimmers, watch out for each other's safety or welfare.
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buddy system - a cooperative practice of pairing two or more people together for mutual assistance or safety (especially in recreational swimming)
pairing - the act of grouping things or people in pairs
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buddy system

n (US inf) to employ or use the buddy systemaus Sicherheitsgründen Zweiergruppen bilden (um sich ggf. gegenseitig zu helfen)
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