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    chat up

    Could you please suggest me a synonyms of the following expression?
    - To chat a girl/a boy up .

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    Re: chat up

    'Make a play for...'
    Slightly risqué: 'Sniff around...'
    I understand in the US 'hit on' does this job - I've never met it in Br Eng though.

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    Re: chat up

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    Could you please suggest me a some synonyms for the following expression?
    - To chat a girl/a boy up.
    They're not exactly the same but...

    - To flirt with someone
    - To sweettalk someone
    - To romance someone

    Of course, you could type "synonyms for to chat up" into Google and get lots of answers.

    Edit: I just saw the previous answer. I've been hearing "to hit on" more and more in BrE recently.

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    Re: chat up

    Yes, my 'never' was a bit sanguine! I have heard it, but only on TV. I'm sure it's on the way in.

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