Definition of Chum up

1. Verb. Become friends; act friendly towards.

Exact synonyms: Pal, Pal Up
Generic synonyms: Befriend
Derivative terms: Pal



Definition of Chum up

1. Verb. (idiomatic informal) To make friends with someone. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Chum Up

chukkars
chukkas
chukker
chukker-brown
chukkers
chukor
chukors
chulan
chulengo
chulent
chulents
chullo
chullos
chum
chum salmon
chum up (current term)
chuman
chumans
chumar
chumars
chumble
chumbled
chumbles
chumbling
chumbucket
chumbuckets
chumley
chumleys
chummage
chummages

Literary usage of Chum up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of Idiomatic English Phrases by James Main Dixon (1891)
"To chum up with—to make friendly advances to. ... to chum up (get on friendly terms) with the new ..."

2. Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly by John Brand, Henry Ellis (1900)
"They are not very nice whom they chum up ? Mr. Miller. They caught Mr. Weale, the Poor-Law Commissioner, the other day at this place ? Mr. Miller. ..."

3. Adventure Guide to the Alaska Highway by Ed Readicker-Henderson (2006)
"They've gotten bigger now - a couple of inches or so - and they may stay in this stage for anywhere from a couple of months (pink and chum) up to a couple ..."

4. Modern American Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1921)
"Jim was my chum Up on the Bar: That's why I come Down from up yar, Lookin' for Jim. Thank ye, sir! You Ain't of that crew,— Blest if you are! Money? ..."

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