Meaning: to talk to someone in the hope of beginning a romantic relationship with themSynonym: hit on (informal), flirt with
- chat up sb Juan is very good at chatting up girls. He knows how to make them laugh.
- chat sb up Mark finds it difficult to chat guys up because he often feels shy, and he doesn't know what to say.
Variety: This is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
Hiroko is chatting the girl up because he wants to
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Contributor: Matt Errey