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pitch (the) woo

Inf. to kiss and caress; to woo someone. (Old but still heard.) They were out by the barn pitching woo. Old Ted can hardly see any more, but he can still pitch the woo.
See also: pitch, woo

woo someone away (from someone or something)

to lure someone away from someone or something; to seduce someone away from someone or something. The manager of the new bank wooed all the tellers away from the old bank. They wooed away all the experienced people.
See also: away, woo

pitch woo

Court, make love to, flatter, as in They sat on the porch swing, pitching woo, or He's an excellent salesman, adept at pitching woo. This idiom, which may be obsolescent, uses pitch in the sense of "talk." [Slang; early 1800s]
See also: pitch, woo

pitch (the) woo

tv. to kiss and caress; to woo (someone). (Old but still heard.) Old Ted can hardly see any more, but he can still pitch the woo.
See also: pitch, woo

pitch woo

verb
See also: pitch, woo
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We sense this partly because the Kate and Petruchio scenes receive much less attention, partly because Petruchio appears among the suitors for Bianca as yet another wooer, albeit with a different object, rather than as the tamer.
Is Orpheus the many voiced liar, whisperer of tales, wooer of dogs,
In addition, the wooee gets a red rose and Valentine's Day greeting card with a special message from the wooer.
Apparently the latest thing to woo them on Wooer Street is Club Latino on Mondays, where salsa and merengue lessons are on offer.
9) Unlike Jephthah's daughter, however, the Jailer's Daughter survives to marry her old and stalwart wooer, her dower a wedding gift from Palamon.
42) Unlike Ophelia whose madness leads to her drowning, the Jailer's Daughter is both rescued from drowning by the Wooer and implicitly cured by having sex with him.
Jane tries to parry Edward's addresses by calling him "a merrie man' (I, 1890), finally awakening after much stress to the truth that the insistent wooer is her sovereign, and flying to Mistress Blague for counsel and support.
In a sense then, Mumford will play the fraudulent wooer, as Leir had done in the previous scene.
There came riding on red roan steeds There came riding on red roan steeds – or, to be more explicit, on a paint and a – or, to be more explicit, on a paint and a flea–bitten sorrel – two wooers.
It is only in the last few seconds of the ad that it is revealed to the bewildered male wooers why she wouldn't be interested in them after all.
Wooers must learn the digital courting code or risk suffering a tragic ending.
He said that Allah Almighty had laid a huge responsibility on the PML-N, therefore, assembly members and wooers of PML-N should work round the clock for solving the problems of the people and raising their living standard.
The Newest Nation now is Able to Receive the Best Offers from all Wooers and to Avoid Exploitation
According to Dimovski, in the battle for proving himself a winner due to the innerparty objectives, Crvenkovski forgets that there are people in this country who have a better memory than his partisan wooers.
fall upon the wooers one and all, nor shall one of them escape death and