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verb [intransitive] chat pronunciation in American English /tʃæt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlechatting
past tensechatted
past participlechatted
  1. 1



    chat away

    to talk in a friendly way

    The doctor chatted away as she examined my hand.

    chat with:

    She laughed and chatted happily with the other women.

    chat about:

    They sat waiting, chatting about nothing in particular.

  2. 2
    computing to exchange messages with someone using a computer so that you are able to see each other’s messages immediately, especially on the Internet

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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