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verb [intransitive]     chat pronunciation in British English
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 about:

    They sat waiting, chatting about nothing in particular.

    chat to:

    Who was that you were chatting to?

    chat with:

    She laughed and chatted happily with the other women.

  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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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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