"chatting" in the verb sense
1. chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate, confab, chitchat, chit-chat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, jaw, claver, visit
talk socially without exchanging too much information
"the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
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