Etymology
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woo (v.)

Old English wogian "to woo, court, marry," of uncertain origin and with no known cognates; perhaps related to woh, wog- "bent, inclined," as with affection. Related: Wooed; wooing; wooer.

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Definitions of woo

woo (v.)
seek someone's favor;
China is wooing Russia
Synonyms: court
woo (v.)
make amorous advances towards;
Synonyms: court / romance / solicit
From wordnet.princeton.edu