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Meaning of "chat up" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHAT UP

chat up play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHAT UP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chat up is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb chat up in English.

WHAT DOES CHAT UP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of chat up in the English dictionary

The definition of chat up in the dictionary is to talk flirtatiously to, esp with the intention of seducing him or her. Other definition of chat up is to talk persuasively to, esp with an ulterior motive.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CHAT UP

PRESENT

Present
I chat up
you chat up
he/she/it chats up
we chat up
you chat up
they chat up
Present continuous
I am chatting up
you are chatting up
he/she/it is chatting up
we are chatting up
you are chatting up
they are chatting up
Present perfect
I have chatted up
you have chatted up
he/she/it has chatted up
we have chatted up
you have chatted up
they have chatted up
Present perfect continuous
I have been chatting up
you have been chatting up
he/she/it has been chatting up
we have been chatting up
you have been chatting up
they have been chatting up
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I chatted up
you chatted up
he/she/it chatted up
we chatted up
you chatted up
they chatted up
Past continuous
I was chatting up
you were chatting up
he/she/it was chatting up
we were chatting up
you were chatting up
they were chatting up
Past perfect
I had chatted up
you had chatted up
he/she/it had chatted up
we had chatted up
you had chatted up
they had chatted up
Past perfect continuous
I had been chatting up
you had been chatting up
he/she/it had been chatting up
we had been chatting up
you had been chatting up
they had been chatting up
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will chat up
you will chat up
he/she/it will chat up
we will chat up
you will chat up
they will chat up
Future continuous
I will be chatting up
you will be chatting up
he/she/it will be chatting up
we will be chatting up
you will be chatting up
they will be chatting up
Future perfect
I will have chatted up
you will have chatted up
he/she/it will have chatted up
we will have chatted up
you will have chatted up
they will have chatted up
Future perfect continuous
I will have been chatting up
you will have been chatting up
he/she/it will have been chatting up
we will have been chatting up
you will have been chatting up
they will have been chatting up
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would chat up
you would chat up
he/she/it would chat up
we would chat up
you would chat up
they would chat up
Conditional continuous
I would be chatting up
you would be chatting up
he/she/it would be chatting up
we would be chatting up
you would be chatting up
they would be chatting up
Conditional perfect
I would have chat up
you would have chat up
he/she/it would have chat up
we would have chat up
you would have chat up
they would have chat up
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been chatting up
you would have been chatting up
he/she/it would have been chatting up
we would have been chatting up
you would have been chatting up
they would have been chatting up
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you chat up
we let´s chat up
you chat up
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to chat up
Past participle
chatted up
Present Participle
chatting up
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHAT UP

chat
chat room
chat show
chat-up line
chatbot
chateau
chateau cardboard
chateau wine
Chateaubriand
chatelain
chatelaine
Chatham
Chatham Island
Chatham Islands
chatline
chaton
chatoyance
chatoyancy
chatoyant
chatroom

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHAT UP

beat up
cut up
eat up
front up
get up
hot up
keep it up
let up
light up
lit up
live it up
mix it up
put up
set up
shoot up
shut up
sit up
split up
start up
straight up

Synonyms and antonyms of chat up in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «chat up» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHAT UP

Find out the translation of chat up to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of chat up from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «chat up» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

聊了起来
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

charlar
570 millions of speakers

English

chat up
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चैट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دردشة يصل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

прямо до
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

conversar com
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চ্যাট আপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

draguer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bersembang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

anmachen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

おしゃべりする
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

최대 채팅
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngobrol
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trò chuyện về
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அரட்டை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गप्पा मारा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yazışmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

chattare up
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

czat się
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

прямо до
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

chat- up
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καταφέρνω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gesels up
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

chat upp
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

chatte
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chat up

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHAT UP»

The term «chat up» is regularly used and occupies the 90.204 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHAT UP» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «chat up» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «chat up» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chat up

EXAMPLES

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHAT UP»

Discover the use of chat up in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chat up and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Little Book of Chat-Up Lines
A pocket collection of chat-up lines and devastating put-downs. If you haven't been living in a cave, you will probably have used or been on the receiving end of some of these "gems."
Stewart Ferris, 2001
2
Essential Foreign Chat Up Lines
Ooh la la!
Summersdale, Jake Harris, 2007
3
How to Chat Up Women
This book proves a selection of the most obnoxious and outrageous pick-up lines.
Stewart Ferris, 1999
4
How to Chat-Up Men
Here are the boldest (and the silliest) pick-up lines ever delivered by women, trying to pick-up men. It's the ultimate guide for single women who need a little help attracting men.
Amy Mandeville, 1997
5
The World's Stupidest Chat-Up Lines
The World's Stupidest Chat-Up Lines is aribute to the incompetence, impotence and general inefficacy of men andheir ability to woo members of the opposite sex. Let's face it, there are noudding Shakespeare's evident in this collection.
Rhian McKay, 2005
6
Be Your Own Dating Coach: Treat yourself to the ultimate ...
So – when is a chat-up line not a chat-up line? Almost any approach from a guy who wants to get to know you is a chat-up line, even if it's just 'hi, can I buy you a drink?' However, seriously cheesy chat-up lines are almost exclusively a male ...
Jo Hemmings, 2011
7
Ultimate Chat Up Lines and Put Downs
The ultimate collection of comical chat-up lines and searing put downs, the reader will no doubt recognize that some of these gems as ones they have used or heard.
Stewart Ferris, 1999
8
How to Chat Up Men
Here are the boldest and most amusing pick-up lines ever delivered by women, trying to pick-up men.
Kitty Malone, Bunny Sylvester, 1999
9
Get Any Girl System
At this point, your mind might fill with chat up lines your friends have assured you will lead to bedroom success. Such witticisms include: Are you tired? Because you've been running through my dreams... Do you know CPR? Because you take  ...
www.e-howto-do.com
10
Love by Numbers: The Hidden Facts Behind Everyone's ...
The winning chat-up lines? 'What is your favourite pizza topping?' and 'Who would you be if you were going on Stars inYour Eyes?' These lines give the other person the chance to respond in a light-hearted way. Something that the worst ...
Luisa Dillner, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHAT UP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chat up is used in the context of the following news items.
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Need a Path to Prosperity? Try Cutting Through the Kitchen
She wasn't the popular girl who could crack jokes and chat up anyone in the room. But in the kitchen, her natural gifts emerged almost like ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
2
Have travelled, will tale
"Usually, people who don't want to follow the tried-and-tested checklist route ask their friends, talk to the hotel desk, chat up taxi drivers etc. «Times of India, Jul 15»
3
Meet Cynthia Sebastian, the 74-year-old McDonald's waitress who …
Cynthia likes to chat up customers at their tables. “Because all my children were already studying in universities, they didn't want me to feel ... «Malay Mail Online, Jul 15»
4
Muslims believe Prophet Musa lies buried here but Jews contend he …
“You wait here,” he stops me in my tracks, as he bounces off to chat up a guard. Soon he's back! “Quick, go down these narrow stairs leading ... «DAWN.com, Jul 15»
5
The Loch a hearty paddock-to-plate weekend getaway
Here you can sip whatever's to hand and chat up an appetite with whoever's around. Out came the schnitzel, made with yearling beef that had ... «Courier Mail, Jul 15»
6
Adventures In Dating—Spotlight On Singles With Food Allergies
Approach/Chat Up Line: “We should do a prick test before we go any further.” Yeah we probably should. Conversation Skills/Rapport: Actually ... «Popdust, Jul 15»
7
15 Precious Lord Of The Rings Chat Up Lines
Of course this is all going to be extremely awkward if the person you're trying to chat up isn't a Lord of the Rings fan. So knowing your audience ... «WhatCulture, Jul 15»
8
Aspen Ideas run the gamut from taxing the rich to youth travel
Tyrone Beverly came in from Denver this week to chat up his small nonprofit called Im'Unique. The organization creates public interaction from ... «The Denver Post, Jul 15»
9
Why Bernie Sanders Is More Attractive To Single Moms Than Hillary
In my opinion, and the single mamas I chat up, triage is what we need right now. Number two: who do we want to hire as triage director? «New York Observer, Jul 15»
10
Wearable Bands Tell You Who to Chat Up Post-Conference
Simply strap the gadget to your wrist or cocktail and it will flash green or red to tell you who to chat up and trade business cards with. «PSFK, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Chat up [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/chat-up>. Nov 2019 ».
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