chat up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v chat up talk to someone with the aim of persuading him
    • v chat up talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries","My husband never flirts with other women"
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Usage

In literature:

They walked up and down, chatting eagerly.
"The Time of Roses" by L. T. Meade
Sergeant Sparks came up to him and chatted pleasantly for half an hour.
"Soldiers of the Queen" by Harold Avery
I sat up and chatted with Scott-Hansen till late in the night.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
I was introduced, and sitting on the edge of a bench we chatted until the others came up.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
As they chatted pleasantly a young man turned into the gate and came up the path with a debonair swing that proclaimed him much at home.
"The Boy from Hollow Hut" by Isla May Mullins
He recognized us at once, and we drew up for a chat.
"Gold" by Stewart White
Twenty-five miles into the country we ran, and then pulled up to smoke and chat.
"The Count's Chauffeur" by William Le Queux
That night the doctor stayed up at the Ettersberg and chatted with the three old people.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
They sat up chatting until a reasonably late hour.
"The Big Five Motorcycle Boys on the Battle Line" by Ralph Marlow
Don't you set up any of your chat to me, John Dyvis: I know you now; you ain't any more use than a blooming dawl!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In poetry:

Friends turn from chatting their happy chats
To jotting down their happy songs;
They push off foreheads their yellow hats,
And roll up their yellow sleeves.
"Porcelain Pavilion" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
The pale young man he comes to me,
An' chats me good an' fair;
"The langwidge that you use," ses he,
"Pollutes the good, clean air.
Why don't yeh chuck sich silly rot,
An' line-up with the Clean Lip lot?"
"The Invalid" by C J Dennis
I'm standin' at the corner uv the Lane
Toyin' with sich thorts idly, when I spys
A furtive coot come sloushin' through the rain
An' stop to size me up with sidelong eyes.
An' then 'e chats me, with the punkest tale
That ever got a bad man into jail.
"Nocturne" by C J Dennis

In news:

Rihanna joined Andy Cohen for a live fb chat where she answered everything, including where she sees herself in 30 years (hoping her ***s still stand up me too Rih, me too.).
I woke up the kids, fed them breakfast, and the morning chatting began.
He approached me and we began to chat up a storm.
We first met Gutt outside with his son chatting up another father who brought his young son along with him.
It's a small, Middle Eastern-themed place where patrons sit outside chatting, feet up, smoking hookahs and snacking on falafel and hummus.
But who's more influential – the Facebook mom or the mom chatting up other moms at school drop-off.
CHICAGO — So who's more influential: the Facebook mom, or the mom chatting up other moms at the school drop-off.
One night as I was chatting with the new neighbors, the subject of riding mowers came up.
The idiots from FBHW chatted it up with Travis about his upcoming 3D movie.
Rio Rancho police said a man walked into a UPS store at Highway 528 and Meadowlark Lane and chatted with a clerk.
After chatting about her performance on "The X Factor," stay tuned to hear about why she's so excited for the holidays coming up.
After and prodding and reminescing for two days, we wrap up our exclusive sit down chat with NU Athletic Director Tom Osborne with a look ahead.
South Korean rapper Psy will open up about his rapid rise to fame in a candid chat at England's prestigious Oxford University next week.
0Kellan Lutz chatted up paparazzi outside the Trump Soho in NYC Oct 26.
Kellan Lutz chatted up paparazzi outside the Trump Soho in NYC Oct 26.
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In science:

Likewise, the chance of ND not having a disability is greater than the chance of D not having a disability. A relevant difference between Chat and EasyVoice was observed in a follow-up question about the moment of making such assumption.
Evaluating Accessible Synchronous CMC Applications
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