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Woo, to solicit, to seek to gain (persons) or to obtain (things); absol.: “sing, and let me w. no more,” Ado II, 3, 50. “I should w. hard but be your groom,” Cymb. III, 6, 70. With for: “w. for leave to do him good,” Hml. III, 4, 155. Trans.: “being --ed of time,” Sonn. 70, 6 (of == by). “leave me alone to w. him,” As I, 3, 135. “--ing poor craftsmen with the craft of smiles,” R2 I, 4, 28. “I must w. you to help unarm our Hector,” Troil. III, 1, 162. “he's tetchy to be --ed to w.” I, 1, 99. “his occasions might have --ed me first,” Tim. III, 3, 15. “rather w. those that would mischief me,” IV, 3, 474. “so did we w. transformed Timon to our city's love,” V, 4, 18. “hath a hundred times --ed me to steal it,” Oth. III, 3, 293. “our king himself doth w. me oft for my confections,” Cymb. I, 5, 14. “having --ed a villain to attempt it,” Per. V, 1, 174. “nor did with unbashful forehead w. the means of weakness,” As II, 3, 50. “your poor friends must w. your company,” II, 7, 10. “not to w. honour, but to wed it,” All's II, 1, 15. “in --ing sorrow let's be brief,” R2 V, 1, 93. “you took occasion to be quickly --ed,” H4A V, 1, 56. “w. your own destruction,” H8 V, 1, 141. “reflecting gems, which --ed the slimy bottom of the deep,” R3 I, 4, 32; cf. “the wind, who --es even now the frozen bosom of the north,” Rom. I, 4, 100.
Usually == to court, to solicit in love; absol.: Ven. 358. Ven. 358 Sonn. 41, 7. Gent. IV, 4, 111. Wiv. II, 2, 244. III, 2, 86. III, 4, 51. Ado II, 3, 51. Ado II, 3, 51 V, 2, 41. LLL V, 2, 135. LLL V, 2, 135 Mids. V, 139. Merch. II, 9, 75. Shr. I, 1, 148. I, 2, 68. Tw. III, 1, 166. H5 V, 2, 125. Troil. I, 1, 99 etc. Trans.: Ven. 6. Ven. 6 Ven. 6 Ven. 6 Sonn. 142, 10. 144, 8. Pilgr. 144. Gent. II, 1, 154. V, 4, 57. Wiv. II, 1, 117. II, 3, 92. III, 4, 14. V, 5, 142. LLL IV, 3, 371. Mids. I, 1, 16. II, 1, 242. II, 2, 130. Shr. I, 1, 149. II, 195. IV, 2, 51. H6A V, 3, 65. H6A V, 3, 65 H6A V, 3, 65 R3 I, 2, 228. Troil. I, 2, 312. Oth. I, 3, 166 (I should but teach him how to tell my story, and that would w. her; i. e. woo and win her) etc. etc.
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