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talk round

(transitive, adverb) Also talk over. to persuade to one's opinion: I talked him round to buying a car
(intransitive, preposition) to discuss the arguments relating to (a subject), esp without coming to a conclusion: to talk round the problem of the human condition
(intransitive, preposition) to discuss (a subject) vaguely without considering basic facts: they talked round the idea of moving house quite forgetting they hadn't enough money
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  • It is not bad sport to collect half a dozen and talk round him.

    They and I Jerome K. Jerome
  • I soon led our talk round to what she had been doing during my absence.

    The House Opposite Elizabeth Kent
  • And then—how if your pupil begins to talk round the subject and to wander into other things?

    In Luck at Last Walter Besant
  • Rodman and his friends continued their talk round the table, and did not break up till close upon mid night.

    Demos George Gissing
  • It is a long story, and will do to pass away the evening, when we have got the fire and can sit comfortably and talk round it.

  • Come now, Dick Grenville, do thou talk the good man round, and I'll warrant myself to talk round the good wife.

    Westward Ho! Charles Kingsley
  • Coming back, approach identical question from slightly different point of view; talk round it for another two hours.

  • I saw the cause in the priest's own face, when our father's name turned up in the talk round the supper-table.

  • For the crippled boy had gone on with his cooking, regardless of the talk round him, and his rabbit was done.

    The La Chance Mine Mystery Susan Carleton Jones

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