chat

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noun
1 (esp. BrE) a friendly conversation
ADJECTIVE
brief, little, quick, short
long
cosy/cozy, fireside, friendly, good, nice
casual, informal
quiet
interesting
private
VERB + CHAT
have

We had a nice chat over a cup of tea.

PREPOSITION
chat about

a chat about his new job

chat between

a chat between the star and a journalist

chat to, chat with

I'll have a chat to John about it.

a friendly chat with a colleague

2 talking informally
ADJECTIVE
idle

They say he's already married, but it's just idle chat.

CHAT + NOUN
show (BrE)
line (usually chatline)
3 Internet communication
ADJECTIVE
Internet, live, online

You can take part in a live online chat with the movie's director this afternoon.

CHAT + NOUN
forum, group, room, session, site

You can't believe all the stories you hear in Internet chat rooms.

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verb
ADVERB
briefly
amiably, amicably, happily
casually, easily, informally (esp. BrE)

You will have a chance to circulate and chat informally.

animatedly, excitedly
quietly
online

I've been chatting online with my best friend.

away

They chatted away to each other.

PREPOSITION
about

We chatted briefly about the weather.

to

George was in the kitchen chatting to some friends.

with

I spent an hour chatting with a friend.


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