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Engage someone in flirtatious conversation.‘the waiter attempted to chat her up’
flirt with, make up to, make advances to, make overtures to, romancecome on to, give the come-on to, make eyes at, make sheep's eyes at, be all overmake love to, set one's cap atView synonyms
- ‘He went over to the video clerk and started chatting her up.’
- ‘He decided to sit near me and do his version of chatting me up.’
- ‘And they're not chatting you up because they think you're attractive.’
- ‘A young solicitor I'd talked to at the bus stop had asked me for a drink in a pub, but I'd not gone, and a handsome young sailor had chatted me up on a train, but I'd not agreed to meet him again either.’
- ‘My friend goes over to speak to her, and starts chatting her up.’
- ‘Two girls join your table and start chatting you up.’
- ‘‘He wouldn't let her go out for meals because she might be chatted up by other people or she might chat them up,’ he explained.’
- ‘Am I going to regret it or should I keep chatting her up?’
- ‘I'm sure that the pharmacist was chatting me up.’
- ‘When she chatted me up, I thought she was taking the mickey.’
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