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hobnob

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhobnobhob‧nob /ˈhɒbnɒb $ ˈhɑːbnɑːb/ verb (hobnobbed, hobnobbing) [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 informalSOCIALIZE to spend time talking to people who are in a higher social position than youhobnob with 🔊 He spent the first day hobnobbing with the management.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
hobnobHe had a special sympathy for the underdog, and he enjoyed hobnobbing with all and sundry.In Lisbon hobnobbing with Liam Devlin.Winning meant post-race parties, hobnobbing with well-meaning sponsors.hobnob withBenech liked to hobnob with local politicians.
HobnobHobnob trademark 🔊 🔊 a type of British biscuit made from rolled oats and produced by the McVitie’s company
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Verb table
hobnob
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhobnob
he, she, ithobnobs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhobnobbed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave hobnobbed
he, she, ithas hobnobbed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad hobnobbed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill hobnob
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have hobnobbed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam hobnobbing
he, she, itis hobnobbing
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you, we, theyare hobnobbing
Past
I, he, she, itwas hobnobbing
you, we, theywere hobnobbing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been hobnobbing
he, she, ithas been hobnobbing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been hobnobbing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be hobnobbing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been hobnobbing
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