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Definition of WOO

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Woo \Woo\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wooed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wooing}.] [OE. wowen, wo?en, AS. w?gian, fr. w?h bent, crooked, bad; akin to OS. w[=a]h evil, Goth. unwahs blameless, Skr. va?c to waver, and perhaps to E. vaccilate.] [1913 Webster]
     1. To solicit in love; to court.
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              Each, like the Grecian artist, wooes
              The image he himself has wrought.     --Prior. [1913 Webster]

     2. To court solicitously; to invite with importunity. [1913 Webster]

              Thee, chantress, oft the woods among
              I woo, to hear thy even song.         --Milton. [1913 Webster]

              I woo the wind
              That still delays his coming.         --Bryant. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Woo \Woo\, v. i.
     To court; to make love. --Dryden.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

50 Moby Thesaurus words for "woo":
     address, allure, angle for, bait, bait the hook, beau, bid for, bill and coo, blandish, cajole, canvass, chase, coax, court, decoy, draw, draw in, draw on, ensnare, entice, esquire, fish for, flirt, flirt with, follow, give the come-on, inveigle, lay siege to, lead on, look for, lure, make suit to, make up to, offer bait to, pay attention to, pay court to, pop the question, pursue, rope in, seduce, seek, serenade, solicit, spark, squire, suck in, sue, sue for, swain, sweetheart


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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