chat up

verb
1. talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
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The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries

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My husband never flirts with other women

Syn:
flirt, ↑dally, ↑butterfly, ↑coquet, ↑coquette, ↑romance, ↑philander, ↑mash
Derivationally related forms:
masher (for: ↑mash), ↑romance (for: ↑romance), ↑coquette (for: ↑coquette), ↑coquetry (for: ↑coquet), ↑dalliance (for: ↑dally), ↑flirt (for: ↑flirt), ↑flirtation (for: ↑flirt), ↑flirting (for: ↑flirt)
Hypernyms: ↑talk, ↑speak
Hyponyms: ↑wanton, ↑vamp
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Sam cannot chat up Sue

2. talk to someone with the aim of persuading him
Hypernyms: ↑persuade
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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ˌchat ˈup [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they chat up he/she/it chats up present participle chatting up past tense chatted up past participle chatted up] british informal phrasal verb
to start a conversation with someone because you want to have a sexual or romantic relationship with them

When I left, Sally was getting chatted up by the barman.

Thesaurus: to start a romantic or sexual relationshipsynonym
Main entry: chat

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chat up [phrasal verb]
chat (someone) up or chat up (someone) informal : to talk informally with (someone, such as someone you are attracted to)

He tried to chat up a girl at the dance.

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Main Entry:chat

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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