chat up

verb(tr, adverb) British informal
  1. to talk flirtatiously to (a person), esp with the intention of seducing him or her

  2. to talk persuasively to (a person), esp with an ulterior motive

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chat up

Talk flirtatiously to, as in Leave it to Charlie to chat up the girls. This usage is mostly but not entirely British. [Late 1800s]

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