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blow one's own trumpet, bluster, boast, brag, crow, exaggerate, vaunt  
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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  

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  ( talks    plural & 3rd person present)   ( talking    present participle)   ( talked    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   When you talk, you use spoken language to express your thoughts, ideas, or feelings.  
He was too distressed to talk...      V  
The boys all began to talk at once...      V  
      Talk is also a noun., n-uncount  
That's not the kind of talk one usually hears from accountants.     
2       v-recip   If you talkto someone, you have a conversation with them. You can also say that two people talk.  
We talked and laughed a great deal...      pl-n V  
I talked to him yesterday...      V to/with n  
When she came back, they were talking about American food...      pl-n V about n  
Can't you see I'm talking? Don't interrupt.      V (non-recip), Also V to n about n  
      Talk is also a noun., n-count   (=conversation)  
We had a long talk about her father, Tony, who was a friend of mine.     
3       v-recip   If you talkto someone, you tell them about the things that are worrying you. You can also say that two people talk.  
Your first step should be to talk to a teacher or school counselor...      V to n  
We need to talk alone...      pl-n V  
Do ring if you want to talk about it...      V about n (non-recip)  
I have to sort some things out. We really needed to talk.      V (non-recip)  
      Talk is also a noun., n-count  
I think it's time we had a talk.     
4       verb   If you talkon or about something, you make an informal speech telling people what you know or think about it.   (=speak)  
She will talk on the issues she cares passionately about including education and nursery care...      V on/about n  
He intends to talk to young people about the dangers of AIDS.      V to n  
      Talk is also a noun., n-count   oft N on/about n  
A guide gives a brief talk on the history of the site...     
5       n-plural   Talks are formal discussions intended to produce an agreement, usually between different countries or between employers and employees.  
oft N with/between n, N on/about n  
Talks between striking railway workers and the Polish government have broken down...     
6       v-recip   If one group of people talksto another, or if two groups talk, they have formal discussions in order to do a deal or produce an agreement.  
We're talking to some people about opening an office in London...      V to n about n/-ing  
The company talked with many potential investors...      V with/to n  
It triggered broad speculation that GM and Jaguar might be talking.      pl-n V  
7       v-recip   When different countries or different sides in a dispute talk, or talkto each other, they discuss their differences in order to try and settle the dispute.  
The Foreign Minister said he was ready to talk to any country that had no hostile intentions...      V to n  
They are collecting information in preparation for the day when the two sides sit down and talk...      pl-n V  
John Reid has to find a way to make both sides talk to each other...      V to/with pron-recip  
The speed with which the two sides came to the negotiating table shows that they are ready to talk.      V (non-recip)  
8       verb   If people are talkingabout another person or are talking, they are discussing that person.  
Everyone is talking about him...      V about/of n  
People will talk, but you have to get on with your life.      V  
      Talk is also a noun., n-uncount   usu N about/of n/-ing, N that  
There has been a lot of talk about me getting married...     
9       verb   If someone talks when they are being held by police or soldiers, they reveal important or secret information, usually unwillingly.  
They'll talk, they'll implicate me.      V  
10       verb   If you talk a particular language or talk with a particular accent, you use that language or have that accent when you speak.  
no passive  
You don't sound like a foreigner talking English...      V n  
They were amazed that I was talking in an Irish accent.      V prep/adv  
11       verb   If you talk something such as politics or sport, you discuss it.  
no passive  
The guests were mostly middle-aged men talking business.      V n  
12       verb   You can use talk to say what you think of the ideas that someone is expressing. For example, if you say that someone istalking sense, you mean that you think the opinions they are expressing are sensible.  
You must admit George, you're talking absolute rubbish.      V n  
13       verb   You can say that you are talking a particular thing to draw attention to your topic or to point out a characteristic of what you are discussing.  
SPOKEN   no passive  
We're talking megabucks this time.      V n  
14       n-uncount   If you say that something such as an idea or threat is just talk, or all talk, you mean that it does not mean or matter much, because people are exaggerating about it or do not really intend to do anything about it.  
Has much of this actually been tried here? Or is it just talk?...     
15    You can say talk about before mentioning a particular expression or situation, when you mean that something is a very striking or clear example of that expression or situation.  
talk about sth      phrase   PHR n/-ing     (emphasis)    Took us quite a while to get here, didn't it? Talk about Fate moving in a mysterious way!...     
16    You can use the expression talking of to introduce a new topic that you want to discuss, and to link it to something that has already been mentioned.  
talking of      phrase   PHR n/-ing  
Belvoir Farms produce a delicious elderflower tea. Talking of elderflower, you might wish to try Elderflower Champagne.     
    to talk shop  
    shop   talk around  
    talk round   talk back      phrasal verb   If you talk back to someone in authority such as a parent or teacher, you answer them in a rude way.  
How dare you talk back to me!...      V P to n  
I talked back and asked questions.      V P   talk down  
1       phrasal verb   To talk down someone who is flying an aircraft in an emergency means to give them instructions so that they can land safely.  
The pilot began to talk him down by giving instructions over the radio.      V n P  
2       phrasal verb   If someone talks down a particular thing, they make it less interesting, valuable, or likely than it originally seemed.,   (Antonym: talk up)    They even blame the government for talking down the nation's fourth biggest industry...      V P n (not pron)  
Businessmen are tired of politicians talking the economy down.      V n P   talk down to      phrasal verb   If you say that someone talks down to you, you disapprove of the way they talk to you, treating you as if you are not very intelligent or not very important.,   (disapproval)    (=patronize)  
She was a gifted teacher who never talked down to her students.      V P P n   talk into      phrasal verb   If you talk a person into doing something they do not want to do, especially something wrong or stupid, you persuade them to do it.,   (Antonym: talk out of)    He talked me into marrying him. He also talked me into having a baby...      V n P -ing/n   talk out      phrasal verb   If you talk out something such as a problem, you discuss it thoroughly in order to settle it.   (=talk through)  
Talking things out with someone else can be helpful...      V n P  
Talk out your problems. Do not keep them bottled up.      V P n (not pron)   talk out of      phrasal verb   If you talk someone out of doing something they want or intend to do, you persuade them not to do it.,   (Antonym: talk into)    My mother tried to talk me out of getting a divorce...      V n P P -ing/n   talk over      phrasal verb   If you talk something over, you discuss it thoroughly and honestly.  
He always talked things over with his friends...      V n P with n  
We should go somewhere quiet, and talk it over...      V n P  
Talk over problems, don't bottle them up inside.      V P n (not pron)   talk round      phrasal verb  
in AM, usually use talk around      If you talk someone round, you persuade them to change their mind so that they agree with you, or agree to do what you want them to do  
He went to the house to try to talk her round...      V n P  
It advises salesmen to talk round reluctant customers over a cup of tea.      V P n (not pron)   talk through  
1       phrasal verb   If you talk something through with someone, you discuss it with them thoroughly.  
He and I have talked through this whole tricky problem...      pl-n V P n (not pron)  
Now her children are grown-up and she has talked through with them what happened...      V P with n n  
It had all seemed so simple when they'd talked it through, so logical...      pl-n V n P  
He had talked it through with Judith.      V n P with n  
2       phrasal verb   If someone talks you through something that you do not know, they explain it to you carefully.  
Now she must talk her sister through the process a step at a time.      V n P n   talk up  
1       phrasal verb   If someone talks up a particular thing, they make it sound more interesting, valuable, or likely than it originally seemed.  
Politicians accuse the media of talking up the possibility of a riot...      V P n (not pron), Also V n P  
2       phrasal verb   To talk someone or something up in negotiations means to persuade someone to pay more money than they originally offered or wanted to.  
  (mainly BRIT)  
Clarke kept talking the price up, while Wilkinson kept knocking it down.      V n P, Also V P n (not pron)  

baby talk      , baby-talk  
Baby talk is the language used by babies when they are just learning to speak, or the way in which some adults speak when they are talking to babies.      n-uncount  
Maria was talking baby talk to the little one.     
double-talk      , double talk  
If you refer to something someone says as double-talk, you mean that it can deceive people or is difficult to understand because it has two possible meanings.      n-uncount  
pep talk        ( pep talks    plural  ) , pep-talk   A pep talk is a speech which is intended to encourage someone to make more effort or feel more confident.  
INFORMAL      n-count  
Powell spent the day giving pep talks to the troops.     
pillow talk     
Conversations that people have when they are in bed together can be referred to as pillow talk, especially when they are about secret or private subjects.      n-uncount  
small talk     
Small talk is polite conversation about unimportant things that people make at social occasions.      n-uncount  
Smiling for the cameras, the two men strained to make small talk.     
sweet talk        ( sweet talks    3rd person present)   ( sweet talking    present participle)   ( sweet talked    past tense & past participle  ) , sweet-talk   If you sweet talk someone, you talk to them very nicely so that they will do what you want.      verb  
She could always sweet-talk Pamela into letting her stay up late...      V n into -ing/n  
He even tried to sweet-talk the policewoman who arrested him.      V n  
talk show        ( talk shows    plural  ) , talk-show   A talk show is a television or radio show in which famous people talk to each other in an informal way and are asked questions about different topics.      n-count  
(=chat show)  

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talk into, talker, talk into

Collaborative Dictionary     English Thesaurus
talk to you later
[as interjection] an expression of congratulations, thanks or respect
big up to the team for a great job
name given to the Great Lakes Storm of 1913
very large collection of digital data, whose analysis allows to predict patterns and behaviours through inductive reasoning
[Tech.] big data can be applied to behavioural retargeting in marketing, but also to predict epidemies through Google searches or analysing DNA
Shortening of Talk To You Soon
utter a soliloquy ; talk to oneself
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!
kill someone; cause a big damage to someone
someone who talks too much
[Australia] ; [NZ]
very quickly; right now; in a big hurry
[UK][Slang] You should get out quick sticks if you don't want him to see you.
to get so focused on the details or intricacies of something that you miss the big picture or the main point
His book subject is quite good, but he tends to miss the forest for the trees. (tending to get in too much detail and miss the essence).
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!
there is something really obvious that no one talks about
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