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English verb: woo

1. woo (social) seek someone's favor

SamplesChina is wooing Russia.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

2. woo (social) make amorous advances towards

SamplesJohn is courting Mary.

ExamplesSam cannot woo Sue

Synonymscourt, romance, solicit

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)act, move

Narrower (hyponym)chase, chase after, display

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