verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of woo
OTHER WORDS FROM woowooer, nounwoo·ing·ly, adverbun·wooed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for woo
He wants to build a platform—that word Wall Street-wooing techies love—to accommodate all offices’ computer-based needs.
The first video of a wrinkle-faced sexual encounter shows a male covering his face with a masklike flap of skin while wooing and then, at a strategic moment, dropping the mask.A face mask may turn up a male wrinkle-faced bat’s sex appeal|Susan Milius|November 24, 2020|Science News
Even as Hispanics favored Democrats this week, some Republicans wooed them ardently and made surprising inroads.
“Ben, who was as cunning and seductive as Diane, really wooed Diane,” says an insider.Katie Couric on Diane Sawyer: 'I Wonder Who She Blew This Time'|Lloyd Grove|August 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bonifacio was standing by a van with the man who had wooed her and promised her a wonderful new life in America.Somaly Mam, This Is What a Real Trafficking Victim Says|Michael Daly|May 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Apparently Focus Features wooed the former fanfictress with script, casting, and director approval.Every Juicy Thing We Know About the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Movie|Amy Zimmerman|November 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Millennials all want to stand with Rand: the Kentucky Republican wooed the younger crowd at CPAC.CPAC Younger Voters: Rand Paul Is So Hot Right Now|Caitlin Dickson|March 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And what humiliation to know that in your youth you are really wooed for the sake of the race alone, no matter what the delusions.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
"I dinna ken what to say," she at last answered, distress in her voice, yet pleased to be wooed by this young man.The Underworld|James C. Welsh
It is a little unfortunate, too, that the maiden to be wooed and won should be the charming actress I have just mentioned.
Since the time that he died have I ruled the land; divers men have wooed me, but none that I would wed, & my name is Gyda.
I was riding by the ranch of Mr. Blank, who had wooed and won our cook after a courtship that was as brief as it was fervid.A Fortune Hunter; Or, The Old Stone Corral|John Dunloe Carteret
British Dictionary definitions for woo
verb woos, wooing or wooed
Derived forms of woowooer, nounwooing, noun
Word Origin for woo
Idioms and Phrases with woo
see pitch woo.