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chum up

Definition of chum up

British informal

  1. :  to become friendly —often + to <businessmen chumming up to politicians to get their support>



Word by Word Definitions

chumplay
  1. :  a close friend :  pal

  1. :  to room together

    :  to be a close friend

    :  to show affable friendliness

  1. :  animal or vegetable matter (as chopped fish or corn) thrown overboard to attract fish

  1. :  to attract with chum

    :  to throw chum overboard to attract fish

  1. :  chum salmon

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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