chat · verb I /tʃæt/Full view
chat (TALK)
A2 to talk to someone in a friendly and informal way
Dictionary examples:

She spends hours on the phone chatting with her friends.

We were just chatting about what we did last weekend.

Whenever I walk in, I always find the two of them chatting away.

Learner example:

We were eating, drinking and chatting at the party. (Key English Test; A2; Japanese)

A2 to have a conversation with someone who is online at the same time as you are by typing messages
Dictionary example:

We were chatting till well past midnight.

Learner example:

I can surf [the] Internet and chat with some friends. (Key English Test; A2; Italian)

chat sb up or chat up sb
B2 to talk to someone in a way that shows them that you are sexually attracted to them
Dictionary example:

He spends hours in cafés, chatting up the waitresses.

Learner example:

Then he started to chat her up. (First Certificate in English; B2; Chinese)

chat · noun C or U /tʃæt/
A2 a friendly, informal conversation
Dictionary examples:

Give me a call and we'll have a chat sometime.

I had a chat with my boss today about a possible salary increase.

Learner example:

Then we can go to Starbucks Café to have a chat after the film. (Key English Test; A2; Malay)

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