schmooze

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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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At the post-premiere party, Sorvino and Kudrow schmoozed with former MTV video jockey Mark Goodman, who spun '80s tunes (Sorvino requested Soft Cell's ``Tainted Love,'' which brought on the scorn of '70s music fan Tarantino), while others took advantage of the various cheesy attractions, including a fake-nails station and free makeup applications.