from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang Variant of schmooze.
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- v. Alternative spelling of schmooze.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. talk idly or casually and in a friendly way
- n. (Yiddish) a warm heart-to-heart talk
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I agree with Dr. N about using suck-ups as human shields - if she penetrates that line of defense or if you get shoved forth by some misguided prof expecting you to "shmooze" just shove a bunch of cheese cubes in your mouth and chew...nodding sagely from time to time.
As these things tend to be, the well-organized conference was as much a chance to shmooze with other attendees about transit-oriented development and vendors like Bike Station (a convenient bike parking solution), as it was an opportunity to hear from ULI's technical assistance panels.
At the center of it all stands the bar, where pros and enthusiasts could, for a small fee, hang out, mingle, shmooze and drink to their heart's content from 11 AM-9 PM.
There is a hospitality room where you can relax and shmooze and connect with friends.
I would hate to think that the Senator is actively making time to shmooze with Hollywood celebrities while essentially ignoring (Or at best patronizing) the citizens whom he represents.
Unfortunately, no matter what Obama says or does to romance/shmooze Clinton supporters, I WILL NOT VOTE FOR HIM.
Her friend Mike Hudack, a developer and administrator for the National Hockey League and "one of the smartest people" she had ever met, was courting her to join the team as chief operating officer, a position that would require her to shmooze with investors and make distribution and advertising deals with major media companies.
And so was Mr. Lennon it seemed, which is partially what makes the event so powerful, in this modern age of celebrity where stars hire Twitter ghost writers to shmooze with their fans.
I have three initial thoughts: (1) I would rather eat my own snot than shmooze this bunch of rich old myopic white men, and Michael Steele, (but then again, I'm not their target audience); (2) what the hell is an "evening smoker?"
I think I learned during my divorce that lawyers don't fight, they shmooze and deal.