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chum up

To be friendly with someone. Why is Patrick chumming up to me all of a sudden? He's usually so distant.
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Hamilton chums up blackfins using a variety of live baits--pilchards, sardines, menhaden, finger mullet and glass minnows--or chunks of dead bait.
Hayes chums up snapper from the same reefs, wrecks and rockpiles he'd fish with bottom rigs.