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schmooze

or schmoose also shmooze  (shmo͞oz)Slang
v. schmoozed, schmooz·ing, schmooz·es or schmoosed or schmoos·ing or schmoos·es also shmoozed or shmooz·ing or shmooz·es
v.intr.
To converse casually, especially in order to gain an advantage or make a social connection.
v.tr.
To engage in schmoozing with: "how to be a professional artist—how to be a businessperson, how to schmooze the collectors" (Paige Powell).
n.
The act or an instance of schmoozing.

[Yiddish shmuesn, possibly from shmues, a chat, pl. of shmue, rumor, Hebrew šəmû'â, rumor; see šmʕ in Semitic roots.]

schmooz′er n.
schmooz′y adj.

schmooze

(ʃmuːz) ,

schmooz

or

schmoose

vb
1. (intr) to chat or gossip
2. (tr) to chat to (someone) for the purposes of self-promotion or to gain some advantage
n
a trivial conversation; chat
[Yiddish, from schmues a chat, from Hebrew shemuoth reports]

schmooze

(ʃmuz)

v. schmoozed, schmooz•ing,
n. Slang. v.i.
1. to chat idly; gossip.
n.
2. an idle conversation; chat.
[1895–1900, Amer.; < Yiddish, v. use of schmues < Hebrew shəmū‘ōth reports, gossip]
schmooz′er, n.

schmooze


Past participle: schmoozed
Gerund: schmoozing

Imperative
schmooze
schmooze
Present
I schmooze
you schmooze
he/she/it schmoozes
we schmooze
you schmooze
they schmooze
Preterite
I schmoozed
you schmoozed
he/she/it schmoozed
we schmoozed
you schmoozed
they schmoozed
Present Continuous
I am schmoozing
you are schmoozing
he/she/it is schmoozing
we are schmoozing
you are schmoozing
they are schmoozing
Present Perfect
I have schmoozed
you have schmoozed
he/she/it has schmoozed
we have schmoozed
you have schmoozed
they have schmoozed
Past Continuous
I was schmoozing
you were schmoozing
he/she/it was schmoozing
we were schmoozing
you were schmoozing
they were schmoozing
Past Perfect
I had schmoozed
you had schmoozed
he/she/it had schmoozed
we had schmoozed
you had schmoozed
they had schmoozed
Future
I will schmooze
you will schmooze
he/she/it will schmooze
we will schmooze
you will schmooze
they will schmooze
Future Perfect
I will have schmoozed
you will have schmoozed
he/she/it will have schmoozed
we will have schmoozed
you will have schmoozed
they will have schmoozed
Future Continuous
I will be schmoozing
you will be schmoozing
he/she/it will be schmoozing
we will be schmoozing
you will be schmoozing
they will be schmoozing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been schmoozing
you have been schmoozing
he/she/it has been schmoozing
we have been schmoozing
you have been schmoozing
they have been schmoozing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been schmoozing
you will have been schmoozing
he/she/it will have been schmoozing
we will have been schmoozing
you will have been schmoozing
they will have been schmoozing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been schmoozing
you had been schmoozing
he/she/it had been schmoozing
we had been schmoozing
you had been schmoozing
they had been schmoozing
Conditional
I would schmooze
you would schmooze
he/she/it would schmooze
we would schmooze
you would schmooze
they would schmooze
Past Conditional
I would have schmoozed
you would have schmoozed
he/she/it would have schmoozed
we would have schmoozed
you would have schmoozed
they would have schmoozed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.schmooze - an informal conversationschmooze - an informal conversation    
conversation - the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.
Verb1.schmooze - talk idly or casually and in a friendly way
chew the fat, chitchat, chit-chat, claver, confab, jaw, natter, shoot the breeze, chat, chaffer, confabulate, gossip, chatter, visit - talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
Translations

schmooze

[ʃmuːz] VI (US) → cascar, estar de cháchara

schmooze

(esp US inf)
viplaudern beschwatzen (inf)Schwätzchen nt (inf)
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