Definition of woo verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    woo

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//wuː//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wuː//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they woo
    BrE BrE//wuː//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wuː//
     
    he / she / it woos
    BrE BrE//wuːz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wuːz//
     
    past simple wooed
    BrE BrE//wuːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wuːd//
     
    past participle wooed
    BrE BrE//wuːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wuːd//
     
    -ing form wooing
    BrE BrE//ˈwuːɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwuːɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1woo somebody to try to get the support of somebody Voters are being wooed with promises of lower taxes. Selected items are being sold at half price to woo customers into the store.
  2. 2woo somebody (old-fashioned) (of a man) to try to persuade a woman to love him and marry him synonym court See related entries: Love
  3. Word Origin late Old English wōgian (intransitive), āwōgian (transitive), of unknown origin.
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