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chat up

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Verb

to chat (someone) up

  1. (idiomatic) To talk to (someone) in a charming or affected manner, usually to curry favor, and sometimes flirtatiously with the intention of establishing a romantic or sexual encounter or relationship with that person.

Usage notes

  • The subject of chat up is normally inserted between the components of this phrase:
    to chat someone up
    Have you been chatting up my bird?

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