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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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It is significant that with both Safeway and Kingfisher, Asda was the wooed, not the wooer.
or New Mexico, the enchanter of flowers, the wooer of landscapes,
The daughter recovers from her madness and accepts the Wooer for her husband.
Walter Gallichan, for example, began his argument for foreplay by analogizing sex to the theater, noting that "Man, the prime partner in passion, the valient [sic] wooer, the sole initiator, is accountable, in the great majority of cases, for the disastrous second act in the drama of love.
There, in the `pitchy night', Adonis is safe from this predatory wooer.
Of the capable farmer Robert Martin, Harriet's wooer, she observes: "But a farmer can need none of my help, and is therefore in one sense as much above my notice as in every other way he is below it.
The forthright wooer Ethenwald has little in common with Greene's silver-tongued lovers.
China has made overtures to Brazil regarding its lithium fields and has to be considered a likely wooer of Afghanistan for its Ghazni Province lithium when the numbers come in.
It could be so many poems especially Rattlin' Roarin' Willie, Holy Willie's Prayer, The Braw Wooer and Tam O'Shanter.
Your would be wooer is graceful, witty, and artistic.
The Doctor's remedy for the Jailer's Daughter's madness is to have her lower-class Wooer sleep with her disguised as the aristocratic Palamon.
Theseus spoke about the upcoming solemnities with the lewd brazenness of an assured wooer, and rather casually commenced the process of preemptive consummation of the impending marriage, while Hyppolita, unlike her many conquered and oppressed Anglophone counterparts, was all too happy to reciprocate.
Sportsman, clubman, banker, Eleanor, successful pursuer, Ardent wooer.
Katharina spat out "hanged" and tried desperately to free herself from Petruchio's grasp as he insisted that she had been the aggressive wooer.
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