talk


talk
talk [tôk]
vi.
[ME talken (akin to Fris, to chatter), prob. freq. based on OE talian, to reckon, akin to talu,TALE]
1.
a) to put ideas into, or exchange ideas by, spoken words; speak; converse
b) to express something in words; make a statement (of, on, about, etc. something)
2. to express ideas by speech substitutes [to talk by signs]
3. to speak emptily or trivially; chatter
4. to gossip
5. to confer; consult
6. to make noises suggestive of speech
7. to reveal secret information; esp., to confess or inform on someone
8. to make a speech, esp. a somewhat informal one
vt.
1. to put into spoken words; utter
2. to use in speaking [to talk Spanish, to talk slang]
3.
a) to speak about; discuss [to talk sports]
b) Informal to speak of (something impressive, remarkable, expensive, etc.): usually in prp. [we're talking high prices]
4. to put into a specified condition, state of mind, etc. by talking [to talk oneself hoarse]
n.
1.
a) the act of talking; speech
b) conversation, esp. of an informal nature
2. a speech, esp. a somewhat informal one
3. [often pl.] a formal discussion; conference
4. rumor; gossip
5. the subject of conversation, gossip, etc.
6. empty or frivolous remarks, discussion, or conversation
7. a particular kind of speech; dialect; lingo
8. sounds, as by an animal, suggestive of speech
SYN.- SPEAK, SPEECH
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big talk
Slang bragging or boasting talk
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have a talk with
to admonish or caution
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make talk
1. to talk idly, as in an effort to pass time
2. to cause gossip
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talk around
to talk (a person) over; persuade
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talk at
to speak to in a way that indicates a response is not really desired
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talk away
1. to pass (a period of time) by talking
2. to talk continuously; chatter
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☆ talk back
to answer impertinently or rudely
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talk big
Slang to boast; brag
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talk down
1. to silence by talking louder, longer, or more effectively than
2. to aid (a pilot) in landing by giving spoken instructions
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talk down to
to talk in a patronizing way to, as by using pointedly simple speech
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talk into
to persuade (someone) to do something
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talk out
to discuss (a problem, etc.) at length in an effort to reach an understanding
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talk out of
to dissuade (someone) from doing something
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talk over
1. to have a conversation about; discuss
2. to win (a person) over to one's view by talking; persuade
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talk someone's arm off or talk someone's ear off or talk someone's leg off
Slang to talk to someone at great length or without pause
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talk up
1. to promote or praise in discussion
2. to speak loudly and clearly
3. to speak boldly, frankly, etc.
talker
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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