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schmooze

To chat or gossip casually with someone, especially for personal gain or self-promotion. Originally from Yiddish. I spent the whole night schmoozing with the various artists and musicians my wife invited to the party. You've got to go to social events and schmooze a bit if you're ever going to get ahead in this industry.

schmoose

verb

schmooze

and shmooze and schmoose
1. in. to chat; to chew the fat. (From Hebrew schmuos via Yiddish.) You were schmoozing when you should have been listening.
2. n. a session of chatting or conversing. Come over, and let’s have a schmooze before you go.
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While Schmooze is the first bacaro in Liverpool, there are a number of popular restaurants already established in London.
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Schmooze traces its lineage back to Hebrew; shmu'ot (the plural of shmu'ah) are rumors, or worthless--potentially harmful--chatter.
The hip-hop star - who performed a duet at the Brit Awards with Pharrell Williams - did his best to schmooze a reporter backstage.
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The center will be a place for those already in the animation industry to schmooze, said Gladstone, who added ``there's very little opportunity to meet as large groups'' and the center would fill that void.
The first time I stumbled upon Schmooze it was quite by accident.
Now we're about to see what those donations - most contributed after Schwarzenegger's election - may have bought, aside from the opportunity to schmooze with the new governor at country clubs, palatial estates and in luxury boxes at Staples Center in Los Angeles or Sacramento's Arco Arena.
CELEBRITY Masterchef finalist, actor Mark Moraghan schmoozing with friends at Schmooze wine bar on Church Road in Allerton
Byline: Eugene Bellard, head chef at Schmooze wine bar, Liverpool