English version

chat somebody ↔ up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishchat somebody ↔ up phrasal verbBritish English informalTALK TO somebody to talk to someone in a way that shows you are sexually attracted to them I spent the evening chatting up Liz. chat→ See Verb table
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chat upIn reality, he was allowing the guy second in the queue to get a good head start while chatting her up.Peter came in and began to chat me up.Then brother Jack strolled in and he wasted no time in chatting them up.What he appeared to be doing was chatting her up.While cross-dressing, he never once was found out by men and some attempted to chat him up.So I went there and cornered her in the canteen and tried to chat her up for half an hour.But chaps who try chat - up lines of their own get the boot - because she likes to call the shots.Ken chatted Belinda up so she said she wouldn't come round any more, or so Brenda reported.
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Verb table
chat
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theychat
he, she, itchats
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theychatted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave chatted
he, she, ithas chatted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad chatted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill chat
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have chatted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam chatting
he, she, itis chatting
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you, we, theyare chatting
Past
I, he, she, itwas chatting
you, we, theywere chatting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been chatting
he, she, ithas been chatting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been chatting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be chatting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been chatting
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