|—vb , woos, wooing, wooed|
|1.||to seek the affection, favour, or love of (a woman) with a view to marriage|
|2.||(tr) to seek after zealously or hopefully: to woo fame|
|3.||(tr) to bring upon oneself (good or evil results) by one's own action|
|4.||(tr) to beg or importune (someone)|
|[Old English wōgian, of obscure origin]|
see pitch woo.