[ tey-buh l-hop ]
/ ˈteɪ bəlˌhɒp /
verb (used without object), ta·ble-hopped, ta·ble-hop·ping. Informal.
to move about in a restaurant, nightclub, or the like, chatting with people at various tables.
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Related formsta·ble-hop·per, noun
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