- Phrasal Verb – Chat up.
- Meaning – To start a conversation with somebody who you are attracted (sexually or romantically) to. You chat somebody up if you wish to get to know them better, in the hope that the conversation will lead to some kind of relationship.
- This is an informal British English expression.
What is a phrasal verb?
A phrasal verb is a verb combined with 1 or 2 small words. These small words are particles. A particle can be a preposition or adverb. The phrasal verb has a different meaning from the verb alone because the particle changes the meaning of the verb.
Some phrasal verbs can be separated. When we change the tense of the phrasal verb we only modify the verb part. The particle remains the same.