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(intr, preposition) to speak to (a person) in a way that indicates a response is not really wantedI wish he'd talk to me rather than at me
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talk at

Speak to someone without regard for or interest in his or her reaction or response. For example, She had a way of talking at us that was quite unpleasant. [First half of 1800s]

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