VERBS be, feel, look, seem, smell, sound The place felt faintly familiar to me. | become | make sth
ADV. distinctly, very The room looked distinctly familiar. | entirely | increasingly | faintly, fairly, quite, rather, reasonably, slightly, vaguely | enough The report's conclusions were already familiar enough to the government. | already | immediately, instantly His face was instantly familiar, even after all those years. | somehow a name that was somehow familiar | curiously, disconcertingly, oddly, strangely Her face looked strangely familiar. | blessedly, comfortingly The kitchen smelled warm and inviting and blessedly familiar. | all too, depressingly, horribly, painfully, sickeningly a situation which has become all too familiar to most teachers
PREP. to The name sounded vaguely familiar to her.
2 familiar with sth: having a good knowledge of sth
VERBS be, seem | become, get, grow I was now getting much more familiar with the local area.
ADV. extremely, intimately, very | completely, fully, perfectly, thoroughly You will need to be thoroughly familiar with our procedures. | increasingly | fairly, pretty, quite, reasonably | already