- 1[intransitive] to talk in a friendly, informal way to someone chat (to/with somebody) My kids spend hours chatting on the phone to their friends. chat away (to/with somebody) Within minutes of being introduced they were chatting away like old friends. chat about something/somebody What were you chatting about?
- 2[intransitive] chat (away) (to/with somebody) chat (about something/somebody) to exchange messages with other people on the Internet, especially in a chat room He's been on the computer all morning, chatting with his friends.
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NAmE//tʃæt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they chat
he / she / it chats
past simple chatted
-ing form chatting