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woo

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwoowoo /wuː/ verb [transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 PERSUADEFRIENDto try to persuade someone to do something such as buy something from you, vote for you, or work for you – used in news reports πŸ”Š the Party’s efforts to woo working class voters2 old-fashionedMARRY to try to persuade a woman to love you and marry you syn courtβ†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
wooβ€’ But Cassie was far too angry to be wooed.β€’ For a certain period Mr Sammler lad resisted such physical impressions-being wooed almost comically by momentary and fortuitous sweetness.β€’ When I woo her, as perhaps I mean to do, I shall be more than her equal.β€’ Bosses defied the law to woo last-minute Christmas shoppers from Oxford Street rivals.β€’ San Diego city librarians will not be the only suitors wooing the computer magnate.β€’ Upon taking office, Chavalit, a former army chief, wooed the military to try to shore up his political power.β€’ Colleges have been aggressively wooing the top African-American and Hispanic students.β€’ Microsoft apparently put little effort into wooing them.
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Verb table
woo
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywoo
he, she, itwooes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywooed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave wooed
he, she, ithas wooed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad wooed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill woo
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have wooed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam wooing
he, she, itis wooing
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you, we, theyare wooing
Past
I, he, she, itwas wooing
you, we, theywere wooing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been wooing
he, she, ithas been wooing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been wooing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be wooing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been wooing
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