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chat (someone) up

1. To engage someone in lighthearted banter or casual conversation. I love chatting up tourists visiting our city, it gives you such diverse and interesting perspectives!
2. To engage in flirtatious conversation with someone, usually in pursuit of romantic or sexual purposes. I was chatting up this cute guy at the bar last night and managed to get his phone number! I hate when people chat me up in bars. I just want to have a nice time out with my friends!
See also: chat, up

flat chat

1. adjective (sometimes hyphenated) Very busy; preoccupied with many different things at once. Primarily heard in Australia. Sorry I couldn't make it to lunch today, I've been flat chat with the kids all day. I've been so flat-chat at work that I barely have time to see my kids anymore.
2. adverb (sometimes hyphenated) At the greatest possible speed, efficiency, or power. Primarily heard in Australia. We drove that car flat chat out of town. The whole team is working flat-chat to get this project finished and perfect.
See also: chat, flat


A computer program that is able to interact with users and simulate human conservation. Is there any way for me to talk to an actual human, instead of a chatbot?

chat about someone or something

to talk idly or informally about someone or something. We need to chat about Molly. I want to chat about your expenditures a little.
See also: chat

chat up

1. Talk flirtatiously to, as in Leave it to Charlie to chat up the girls. This usage is mostly but not entirely British. [Late 1800s]
2. Engage in light, friendly talk, as in He was soon chatting up all the board members. [Mid-1900s]
See also: chat, up

chat up

1. To engage someone in light, casual talk, especially in order to gain his or her favor: The salesperson chatted us up for an hour before we finally decided to buy something. I chatted up the director, hoping to get a part in the film.
2. To talk amorously to someone, usually without serious intentions; flirt with someone: Many people go to the bar just to chat up the attractive bartenders. By their false smiles, we could tell they were coming over to chat us up.
See also: chat, up
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Offering mortgage seeking consumers a simple and secure way to chat, in real-time, directly and anonymously with a Loan Consultant from the Lender of their choice.
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To use the web-based version of TagWorld Video Chat only one of the two members has to have the desktop chat client enabled.
Offer management capabilities extended across the customer care suite -- enables organizations to make relevant and contextual offers to their customers via Web self-service, and to their agents during telephone, e-mail, chat or SMS Mobile interactions.
Boston-based Chat University began with a single product, Online Chat, and has since developed a full range of products designed exclusively for college and university admissions offices.
We are excited to be able to provide mobile chats to the televised contest and bring these fans one step closer to their American idols via Upoc's LIVE mobile message platform.
It also includes new analytical capabilities allowing businesses to compare proactive versus reactive chat and voice interactions, using metrics such as acceptance, refusal, and end session actions.
Unlike traditional Java- and HTML-based chat solutions, Userplane's Flash-based Webchat offers cross-platform functionality, performing with ease on virtually all operating systems.
Hosts can also reject or ban users from public chats and set rules on who can participate and observe the conversation in progress.
Noted as one of the largest video chat web companies on the market, Tinychat manages nearly 30 billion messages per month and is about to expand their accessibility by launching a downloadable client.
Some of the unique VoIP-capable products on display at the show include the Company's personal conferencing products, the Chat[TM] 50 and Chat 150.
ClearOne is known for its high-quality products in the audio conferencing market, and the Chat 150 is yet another addition to our robust product line," said Kurt Olsen, director of product marketing at ClearOne.
Offering mortgage-seeking consumers a simple and secure way to chat, in real time, directly and anonymously with a Loan Consultant from the Lender of their choice.
Paltalk's features gives users the ability to be seen and heard through live, real-time video in chat rooms that use patented technology to allow thousands of people to hold simultaneous discussions.