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chat

 (chăt)
intr.v. chat·ted, chat·ting, chats
1. To converse in an easy, familiar manner; talk lightly and casually.
2. Computers To participate in a synchronous exchange of remarks with one or more people over a computer network.
n.
1. An informal, light conversation.
2. Computers A synchronous exchange of remarks over a computer network.
3. Any of various birds in the families Muscicapidae or Parulidae that have a chattering call, especially the yellow-breasted chat.
Phrasal Verb:
chat up
1. To engage (someone) in light, casual talk: "He would be ... chatting up folks from Kansas" (Vanity Fair).
2. To talk informally with (someone), especially in a flirtatious manner.

[Middle English chatten, to jabber, alteration of chateren; see chatter.]
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chat up

vb (tr, adverb)
1. to talk flirtatiously to (a person), esp with the intention of seducing him or her
2. to talk persuasively to (a person), esp with an ulterior motive
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.chat up - talk or behave amorously, without serious intentionschat 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"
talk, speak - exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words"
wanton - engage in amorous play
vamp - act seductively with (someone)
2.chat up - talk to someone with the aim of persuading him
persuade - cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm; "You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"
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Translations
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w>chat up

vt sep (Brit inf) personeinreden auf (+acc); prospective girl-/boyfriendsich heranmachen an (+acc), → anquatschen (inf)
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