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CHAT UP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does chat up mean? 

CHAT UP (verb)
  The verb CHAT UP has 2 senses:

1. talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
2. talk to someone with the aim of persuading him

  Familiarity information: CHAT UP used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHAT UP (verb)


Sense 1chat up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

chat up; coquet; coquette; flirt; philander; mash; dally; butterfly; romance

Context examples:

The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries / My husband never flirts with other women

Hypernyms (to "chat up" is one way to...):

speak; talk (exchange thoughts; talk with)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "chat up"):

wanton (engage in amorous play)

vamp (act seductively with (someone))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

Sam cannot chat up Sue


Sense 2chat up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Talk to someone with the aim of persuading him

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "chat up" is one way to...):

persuade (cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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