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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
References in classic literature ?
Have ye ever heard of the wooing of Sir Keith, the stout young Cornish knight, in good King Arthur's time?
Will paused, imagining that it would be impossible for Dorothea to misunderstand this; indeed he felt that he was contradicting himself and offending against his self-approval in speaking to her so plainly; but still--it could not be fairly called wooing a woman to tell her that he would never woo her.
When at last she took me in I grew so fond of her that I called her by the other's name, and even now I think at times that there was more fun in the little sister, but I began by wooing her with contributions that were all misfits.
Tongue-tied by inexperience and by excess of ardor, wooing unwittingly and awkwardly, Martin continued his approach by contact.
I wouldn't for a light guinea that he should never go a wooing again, for, if he did, some eyes would grow dim that are now as bright as--see, when I talk of eyes, the stars come out
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