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1      (Also called)    ass   a long-eared domesticated member of the horse family (Equidae), descended from the African wild ass (Equus asinus)  
2    a stupid or stubborn person  
3      (Brit)  
slang, derogatory   a footballer known for his or her lack of skill  
the players are a bunch of overpriced and overrated donkeys     
4    talk the hind leg(s) off a donkey          to talk endlessly  
     (C18: perhaps from dun dark + -key, as in monkey)  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
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  
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  
1    the speech of very young children learning to talk  
2    an adult's imitation of this  
chalk and talk  
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  
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  
1    fervent, deceptive patter  
2    to influence (a person) by means of such patter  
old talk     (Caribbean)  
1    superficial chatting  
2    intr   to indulge in such chatting  
pep talk  
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  
1    to coax, flatter, or cajole (someone)  
  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  
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  
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  




1    articulate, chat, chatter, communicate, converse, crack     (Scot. & Irish)   express oneself, gab     (informal)   give voice to, gossip, natter, prate, prattle, rap     (slang)   run off at the mouth     (slang)   say, shoot the breeze     (U.S. slang)   speak, spout, utter, verbalize, witter     (informal)  
2    chew the rag or fat     (slang)   confabulate, confer, have a confab     (informal)   hold discussions, negotiate, palaver, parley  
3    blab, crack, give the game away, grass     (Brit. slang)   inform, let the cat out of the bag, reveal information, shop     (slang, chiefly Brit.)   sing     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   spill one's guts     (slang)   spill the beans     (informal)   squeak     (informal)   squeal     (slang)   tell all  
4    address, discourse, disquisition, dissertation, harangue, lecture, oration, sermon, speech  
5    blather, blether, chat, chatter, chitchat, conversation, crack     (Scot. & Irish)   gab     (informal)   gossip, hearsay, jaw     (slang)   natter, rap     (slang)   rumour, tittle-tattle  
6    colloquy, conclave, confab     (informal)   confabulation, conference, congress, consultation, dialogue, discussion, meeting, negotiation, palaver, parley, seminar, symposium  
7    argot, dialect, jargon, language, lingo     (informal)   patois, slang, speech, words  

sweet-talk        (informal)  
beguile, blandish, cajole, chat up, coax, dupe, entice, flatter, inveigle, manoeuvre, mislead, palaver, persuade, seduce, soft-soap     (informal)   tempt, wheedle  
talk big     
blow one's own trumpet, bluster, boast, brag, crow, exaggerate, vaunt  
talk into     
bring round     (informal)   convince, persuade, prevail on or upon, sway, win over  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

talk the hind leg(s) off a donkey v.
talk incessantly ; be very talkative/voluble ; be a chatterbox
[UK] [informal] Ex: When it comes to Pink Floyd, his all-time favorite band, he can talk the hind legs off a donkey!

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
make an obscene and offensive gesture at someone by closing one's fist and extending one's middle finger upwards, interpreted as"Sod off!"; [US] flip (sb) off / flip (sb) the bird
Ex.: he has an unfortunate tendency and somewhat dangerous habit of giving the finger to motorists who cut in front of him.
expression used for saying that someone is worth being kept close (as a friend, partner..)
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
talk to you later
live without being connected to one of more public utilities (such as water, electric power)
telling someone to fight you."do sth !"
to depend on something or on someone to cover the basic expenses
E.g.: He lived off the money he inherited from his father while he had been working as a volunteer.
wave hand as a sign of rejection, disapproval or lack of interest
Shortening of Talk To You Soon
what`s up
Slang; casual greeting "Wazzup, my friend?"
be very expensive; cost a lot
expression meaning that a situation is no longer certain or predictable and that anything can happen
originating from horse racing where "all bets are off" indicated that bets already made were null due to various unpredicted factors
utter a soliloquy ; talk to oneself
laughing my fucking ass off
mislead someone; deliberately provide wrong information to forbid someone from knowing the truth
E.g.: They are no longer in town, but hey left their car in front of the house just to put everybody off the scent.
acronym of Lunar Module, little vehicle created especially to move on the moon during XXth century 's space conquest.
to subject (an industry) to a business model in which services are offered on demand through direct contact between a customer and a supplier, usually via mobile technology
[Bus.] From the taxi company 'Uber', which pioneered this business model
to attempt or take on a task that is way to big and beyond one's capability
I wonder if that craftsman will be able to fulfil the three commitments he took on at the same time; in my opinion he bites off more than he can chew!
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