"Gặp" is the stem of the reduplication "gặp gỡ", both literally mean meet. But as in this sentence, "gặp gỡ những người bạn mới" means make new friends.
I was able to type the whole thing in correctly without seeing the sentence first.
I hear two words but, of the two, only the first Is clear to me. Guessed between "nhiều" and "những" and got it wrong.