chum up

phrasal verb
chummed up; chumming up; chums up

Definition of chum up

British, informal
: to become friendly often + tobusinessmen chumming up to politicians to get their support

Learn More about chum up

Statistics for chum up

Cite this Entry

“Chum up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chum%20up. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

Comments on chum up

What made you want to look up chum up? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a citrus fruit possibly named after a person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!