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Definition of charm verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they charm
    he / she / it charms
    past simple charmed
    -ing form charming
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] charm (somebody) to please or attract someone in order to make them like you or do what you want He was charmed by her beauty and wit. Her words had lost their power to charm.
  2. 2[transitive] charm somebody/something to control or protect someone or something using magic, or as if using magic He has led a charmed life (= he has been lucky even in dangerous or difficult situations).
  3. Phrasal Verbscharm something out of somebody
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: charm