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schmooze (shmooze)

parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: schmoozes, schmoozing, schmoozed
definition: (informal) to engage in friendly, easy-going conversation, often with the purpose of impressing or influencing.
He does well at job interviews because he's good at schmoozing.She's good at her job, in part because she is very comfortable schmoozing with the clients.My husband? He's out there schmoozing with the guests when he should be in here helping me.
part of speech: noun
definition: (informal) a friendly and easy-going conversation, often characterized by attempts to impress or influence.
I had a bit of a schmooze with a couple of guys from marketing yesterday, and I think I got them on our side.