chat up

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chat up (third-person singular simple present chats up, present participle chatting up, simple past and past participle chatted up)

  1. (transitive, idiomatic) To talk to (someone) in a friendly, open, or casual manner, sometimes also 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.
    Have you been chatting up my girlfriend?
    He spent all evening chatting her up.


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