Woo Woo, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wooed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wooing}.] [OE. wowen, wo?en, AS. w?gian, fr. w?h bent, crooked, bad; akin to OS. w[=a]h evil, Goth. unwahs blameless, Skr. va?c to waver, and perhaps to E. vaccilate.] [1913 Webster] 1. To solicit in love; to court. [1913 Webster]

Each, like the Grecian artist, wooes The image he himself has wrought. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

2. To court solicitously; to invite with importunity. [1913 Webster]

Thee, chantress, oft the woods among I woo, to hear thy even song. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

I woo the wind That still delays his coming. --Bryant. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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