Woo (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wooed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Wooing.] [OE. wowen, woen, AS. wgian, fr. wh bent, crooked, bad; akin to OS. wah evil, Goth. unwahs blameless, Skr. vac to waver, and perhaps to E. vaccilate.]


To solicit in love; to court.

Each, like the Grecian artist, wooes The image he himself has wrought. Prior.


To court solicitously; to invite with importunity.

Thee, chantress, oft the woods among I woo, to hear thy even song. Milton.

I woo the wind That still delays his coming. Bryant.


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Woo, v. i.

To court; to make love.



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