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woo

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verb \ˈwü\

Simple Definition of woo

  • : to try to make (someone) love you : to try to have a romantic relationship with (someone)

  • : to try to attract (someone, such as a customer, voter, worker, etc.) : to attempt to persuade (someone) to buy something from you, vote for you, work for you, etc.

Full Definition of woo

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to sue for the affection of and usually marriage with :  court

  3. 2 :  to solicit or entreat especially with importunity <woo new customers>

  4. 3 :  to seek to gain or bring about

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to court a woman

woo·er noun

Examples of woo

  1. The store had a sale in an effort to woo new customers.

  2. The company must find creative ways to woo new employees.



Origin of woo

Middle English wowen, from Old English wōgian


First Known Use: before 12th century



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