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talk

  

      vb  
1    intr; often foll by: to or with   to express one's thoughts, feelings, or desires by means of words (to); speak (to)  
2    intr   to communicate or exchange thoughts by other means  
lovers talk with their eyes     
3    intr; usually foll by: about   to exchange ideas, pleasantries, or opinions (about)  
to talk about the weather     
4    intr   to articulate words; verbalize  
his baby can talk     
5    tr   to give voice to; utter  
to talk rubbish     
6    tr   to hold a conversation about; discuss  
to talk business     
7    intr   to reveal information  
the prisoner talked after torture     
8    tr   to know how to communicate in (a language or idiom)  
he talks English     
9    intr   to spread rumours or gossip  
we don't want the neighbours to talk     
10    intr   to make sounds suggestive of talking  
11    intr   to be effective or persuasive  
money talks     
12    now you're talking  
Informal   at last you're saying something agreeable  
13    talk big   to boast or brag  
14    talk shop   to speak about one's work, esp. when meeting socially, sometimes with the effect of excluding those not similarly employed  
15    you can talk  
Informal   you don't have to worry about doing a particular thing yourself  
16    you can or can't talk  
Informal   you yourself are guilty of offending in the very matter you are upholding or decrying  
      n  
17    a speech or lecture  
a talk on ancient Rome     
18    an exchange of ideas or thoughts  
a business talk with a colleague     
19    idle chatter, gossip, or rumour  
there has been a lot of talk about you two     
20    a subject of conversation; theme  
our talk was of war     
21    often pl   a conference, discussion, or negotiation  
talks about a settlement     
22    a specific manner of speaking  
children's talk        (See also)        talk about       talk at       talk back       talk down       talk into       talk out       talk round       talk through       talk up  
     (C13 talkien to talk; related to Old English talu tale, Frisian talken to talk)  
  talkable      adj  
  talkability      n  
  talker      n  


baby talk  
      n  
1    the speech of very young children learning to talk  
2    an adult's imitation of this  
chalk and talk  
      n  
Sometimes derogatory   a formal method of teaching, in which the focal points are the blackboard and the teacher's voice, as contrasted with more informal child-centred activities  
chalk talk  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)   an informal lecture with pertinent points, explanatory diagrams, etc., shown on a blackboard  
double talk  
      n  
1    rapid speech with a mixture of nonsense syllables and real words; gibberish  
2    empty, deceptive, or ambiguous talk, esp. by politicians  
fast talk   Slang  
      n  
1    fervent, deceptive patter  
      vb  
  fast-talk  
2    to influence (a person) by means of such patter  
old talk     (Caribbean)  
      n  
1    superficial chatting  
      vb  
  old-talk  
2    intr   to indulge in such chatting  
pep talk  
      n  
Informal   an enthusiastic talk designed to increase confidence, production, cooperation, etc.  
pillow talk  
      n   intimate conversation in bed  
small talk  
      n   light conversation for social occasions  
sweet-talk   Informal  
      vb  
1    to coax, flatter, or cajole (someone)  
      n  
  sweet talk  
2    cajolery; coaxing  
table talk  
      n   informal conversation on a range of topics, as that at table during and after a meal  
talk about  
      vb   intr, prep  
1    to discuss  
2    used informally and often ironically to add emphasis to a statement  
all his plays have such ridiculous plots — talk about good drama!     
3    know what one is talking about   to have thorough or specialized knowledge  
talk at  
      vb   intr, prep   to speak to (a person) in a way that indicates a response is not really wanted  
I wish he'd talk to me rather than at me     
talk back  
      vb   intr, adv  
1    to answer boldly or impudently  
2      (N.Z.)   to conduct a telephone dialogue for immediate transmission over the air  
      n  
  talkback  
3      (Television, radio)   a system of telephone links enabling spoken directions to be given during the production of a programme  
4      (N.Z.)  
a    a broadcast telephone dialogue  
b    (as modifier)  
a talkback show     
talk down  
      vb   adv  
1    intr; often foll by: to   to behave (towards) in a superior or haughty manner  
2    tr   to override (a person or argument) by continuous or loud talking  
3    tr   to give instructions to (an aircraft) by radio to enable it to land  
talk into  
      vb   tr, prep   to persuade to by talking  
I talked him into buying the house     
talk out  
      vb   adv  
1    tr   to resolve or eliminate by talking  
they talked out their differences     
2    tr     (Brit)   to block (a bill, etc.) in a legislative body by lengthy discussion  
3    talk out of   to dissuade from by talking  
she was talked out of marriage     
talk round  
      vb  
1    tr, adv     (Also)    talk over   to persuade to one's opinion  
I talked him round to buying a car     
2    intr, prep   to discuss the arguments relating to (a subject), esp. without coming to a conclusion  
to talk round the problem of the human condition     
3    intr, prep   to discuss (a subject) vaguely without considering basic facts  
they talked round the idea of moving house quite forgetting they hadn't enough money     
talk show  
      n      another name for       chat show  
talk through  
      vb   tr  
1    adv   to discuss (a problem or situation) in detail  
2    prep   to explain to (a person) all the stages of a process  
ask a friend to talk you through the exercise     
talk up  
      vb   tr, adv   to speak of or discuss favourably in order to arouse interest or support  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
casser du sucre sur le dos de quelqu'un
exp.
there is something really obvious that no one talks about
n.
someone who loves being in the sun, sunbathing etc
v.
to lie lazily (in the sun): lizards bask on rocks, people bask on beaches. Also fig: to bask in someone's reflected glory; to bask in media attention.
id.
the phrase is uttered in an attempt to excuse the user of profanity or curses in the presence of those offended by it under the pretense of the words being part of a foreign language
Syn.: excuse my French
adj.
term used for describing the lifestyle of married or unmarried long-term couples who don't live under the same roof
[Psych.] acronym: LAT. e.g LAT couples, LAT relationships
exp.
CONCEAL,Hide avoid talking about (sth embarrassing)
n.
avoir la bouche pleine de
o.
talk to you later
o.
Shortening of Talk To You Soon
v.
utter a soliloquy ; talk to oneself
exp.
what about you
Slang; written abbreviation
o.
about the human society
[Hum.];[US] human society
n.
a person passionate about astronomy
exp.
phrase meant to emphasize the speaker's self-assurance
syn.: you can bet on it; trust me; you can count on it; I'm telling you...
exp.
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
exp.
go crazy about something, get enthusiastic
id.
consider something seriously and start taking actions about it
n.
a single place where you can find everything you need, usually found in different places
exp.
go to the extreme; do everything that could be done; exhaust all possibilities and resources
exp.
be under an extreme pressure; be anxious, worried or frightened
v.
launch the process, launch the project, make sure that progress is under way
idiom
prep.
Digital estate Planning is the process having uniform rules of envisaging and arranging for the clearance of digital assets during a person physical life under virtual identity.
[Leg.];[Tech.] arranging for the clearance of digital assets
n.
someone who talks too much
[Australia] ; [NZ]
exp.
think alike about a certain topic; be aligned in opinions; feel the same way about smth.
exp.
worry about something; be concerned about smth. (to the point of not being able to fall asleep)
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