- pay court to someone
to try to make someone like you by showing them how much you admire or love them
English dictionary. 2014.
English dictionary. 2014.
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 … Useful english dictionary
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 … Useful english dictionary
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… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
pay — pay1 [ peı ] (present participle paying; past tense and past participle paid [ peıd ] ) verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to give money in order to buy something: pay for: Let me pay for dinner. pay someone for something: Can I pay you for … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
pay */*/*/ — I UK [peɪ] / US verb Word forms pay : present tense I/you/we/they pay he/she/it pays present participle paying past tense paid UK [peɪd] / US past participle paid Get it right: pay: The verb pay is never followed by a direct object that refers to … English dictionary
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… … English World dictionary
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)¦ … Dictionary of contemporary English
court — I UK [kɔː(r)t] / US [kɔrt] noun Word forms court : singular court plural courts *** 1) [countable/uncountable] legal a place where trials take place and legal cases are decided, especially in front of a judge and a jury or a magistrate. in court … English dictionary
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; … Dictionary of contemporary English
pay — 1 /peI/ verb past tense and past participle paid /peId/ 1 GIVE MONEY (I, T) to give someone money for something you have bought, or for something they have done for you: They ran off without paying. | Didn t pay em a penny, just asked em to do it … Longman dictionary of contemporary English