chat up

phrasal verb

chatted up; chatting up; chats up
: to talk informally with (someone, such as someone one is attracted to)
He tried to chat up a girl at the dance.

Examples of chat up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Everyone was so sweet and thoughtful to our boys, chatting up Miles about his day and latest drawing and playing peek-a-boo with Leo. Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 6 June 2024 Despite her new look, learning to chat up prospective suitors isn’t a skill Pen can purchase from the modiste. Aramide Tinubu, Variety, 16 May 2024 For the third year in a row, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez hobnobbed his way around the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix VIP scene and celebrity party circuit, chatting up billionaires and rubbing elbows with people who have business in Miami or with the mayor. Tess Riski, Miami Herald, 9 May 2024 The lawsuit was filed in federal court on Wednesday, the day Biden stopped at a Sheetz market on a western Pennsylvania campaign swing, buying snacks, posing for photos and chatting up patrons and employees. Michael Rubinkam, Fortune, 19 Apr. 2024 But the New Hampshire resident would rather mentor younger coworkers and chat up clients than measure putts on a green. Alicia Adamczyk, Fortune, 4 Apr. 2024 Naturally, a woman chatted up the group in front of Ryan and cut in line. Boris Kachka, Washington Post, 22 Mar. 2024 Anyone looking for restaurant space should chat up Kevin Tien. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 1 Mar. 2024 Along the Fremont Street pedestrian mall, under signs that advertised a steak and lobster dinner for $13.99, pairs of flamingo girls lingered in their flamboyant headdresses and lingerie, chatting up guys to have their picture taken with them. Billy Witz Sinna Nasseri, New York Times, 10 Feb. 2024

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“Chat up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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