pay+court+to

  • 1 pay court to — To woo or flatter • • • Main Entry: ↑court * * * I pay flattering attention to someone in order to win favor II see court * * * pay court to formal + old fashioned : to give a lot of attention to (someone) in order to get approval, affection, etc …

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  • 2 pay court to — ► pay court to pay flattering attention to. Main Entry: ↑court …

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  • 3 pay court to — pay flattering attention to. → court …

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  • 4 pay court to — {v. phr.} To woo; to shower with attention. * /He had been paying court to her for three long years before he worked up the courage to ask her to marry him./ …

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  • 5 pay court to — {v. phr.} To woo; to shower with attention. * /He had been paying court to her for three long years before he worked up the courage to ask her to marry him./ …

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  • 6 pay\ court\ to — v. phr. To woo; to shower with attention. He had been paying court to her for three long years before he worked up the courage to ask her to marry him …

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  • 7 pay court — discover a liking, discover fondness; romance, make a romantic approach …

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  • 8 pay court to someone — literary phrase to try to make someone like you by showing them how much you admire or love them Thesaurus: to start a romantic or sexual relationshipsynonym Main entry: pay …

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  • 9 pay court to somebody — pay ˈcourt to sb idiom (old fashioned) to treat sb with great respect in order to gain favour with them Main entry: ↑payidiom …

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  • 10 pay court to someone — literary to try to make someone like you by showing them how much you admire or love them …

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  • 11 court — [n1] yard, garden of building cloister, close, compass, courtyard, curtilage, enclosure, forum, patio, piazza, plaza, quad, quadrangle, square, street; concepts 509,513 court [n2] ruler’s attendants castle, cortege, entourage, hall, lords and… …

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  • 12 court — [kôrt] n. [OFr < VL curtis < L cohors (gen. cohortis), enclosed place: see COHORT] 1. a) an uncovered space wholly or partly surrounded by buildings or walls; courtyard b) a special section or area of a building, as a museum, somewhat like… …

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  • 13 court — ► NOUN 1) (also court of law) a body of people before whom judicial cases are heard. 2) the place where such a body meets. 3) a quadrangular area marked out for ball games such as tennis. 4) a quadrangle surrounded by a building or group of… …

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  • 14 court costs — court .costs n [plural] the costs of taking a case to court ▪ You could be ordered to pay court costs …

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  • 15 court — /kawrt, kohrt/, n. 1. Law. a. a place where justice is administered. b. a judicial tribunal duly constituted for the hearing and determination of cases. c. a session of a judicial assembly. 2. an area open to the sky and mostly or entirely… …

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  • 16 pay — pay1 W1S1 [peı] v past tense and past participle paid [peıd] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(give money)¦ 2¦(bill/tax/rent)¦ 3¦(wage/salary)¦ 4 pay attention (to somebody/something) 5¦(legal cost)¦ 6¦(say something good)¦ 7¦(good result)¦ 8¦(profit)¦ …

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  • 17 court — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. solicit, invite; curry favor, cultivate, cajole, praise; woo, sue, make love to. Informal, spark. n. enclosure, [court]yard, quadrangle, patio; tribunal, bench, bar, jurisdiction, session;… …

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  • 18 court — court1 W1S1 [ko:t US ko:rt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(for deciding about a legal case)¦ 2¦(for playing a sport)¦ 3¦(king/queen)¦ 4 hold court 5 pay court to somebody 6¦(area next to a building)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: Latin cohors; …

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  • 19 court — court1 [ kɔrt ] noun *** ▸ 1 for cases/trials ▸ 2 area for sport ▸ 3 (place for) king/queen ▸ 4 in name of buildings ▸ 5 courtyard ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count or uncount a place where trials take place and legal cases are decided, especially in front… …

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  • 20 court — Synonyms and related words: Autobahn, British Cabinet, Rasputin, Sanhedrin, Svengali, US Cabinet, US highway, VIP, access, act up to, address, addresses, advisory body, agree to anything, alley, alleyway, allure, amorous pursuit, angle for,… …

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