verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- to talk to in a manner that indicates that a response is not expected or wanted.
- to direct remarks meant for one person to another person present; speak indirectly to.
- to overwhelm by force of argument or by loud and persistent talking; subdue by talking.
- to speak disparagingly of; belittle.
- Also talk in. to give instructions to by radio for a ground-controlled landing, especially to a pilot who is unable to make a conventional landing because of snow, fog, etc.
- to talk until conversation is exhausted.
- to attempt to reach a settlement or understanding by discussion: We arrived at a compromise by talking out the problem.
- British Politics. to thwart the passage of (a bill, motion, etc.) by prolonging discussion until the session of Parliament adjourns.Compare filibuster (def. 5).
- to weigh in conversation; consider; discuss.
- to cause (someone) to change an opinion; convince by talking: He became an expert at talking people over to his views.
- to promote interest in; discuss enthusiastically.
- to speak without hesitation; speak distinctly and openly: If you don't talk up now, you may not get another chance.
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Idioms for talk
- to impede or prevent the passage of (a bill) through filibustering.
- to talk to incessantly or at great length.
Origin of talk
synonym study for talk
OTHER WORDS FROM talk
Example sentences from the Web for talk
“We talked about the science the whole time the other day,” Krauss told The Daily Beast in a phone interview.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In being himself, he was also representing a community of people that talked how he talked and saw what he saw.
He talked about his love for his daughters, Taelor and Sydni, who were still very young at the time.
I finally called Lee a couple of times and we talked but he was busy with guests at the house.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Well, one expert I talked to said that physically it involves little more than a $20 cable.Red Tape and Black Boxes: Why We Keep ‘Losing’ Airliners in 2014|Clive Irving|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We thought of "Our Romance" the first thing in the morning and talked of it the last thing at night.Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897|Elizabeth Cady Stanton
I have talked to no one, except one or two arguments I had with different persons in my first year.Loss and Gain|John Henry Newman
When he and the Squire went indoors, we talked of the loss; Mrs. Todhetley thought it strangely unaccountable.Johnny Ludlow, Sixth Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
We always met every afternoon at a certain place in the grounds, where we talked or some one read aloud.The Story Of My Life From Childhood To Manhood|Georg Ebers
Uncle Daboll talked to the man next him about market prices, and the cider crop, and what a fine fruit year it was.Our Little French Cousin|Blanche McManus
British Dictionary definitions for talk
Derived forms of talktalkable, adjectivetalkability, nountalker, noun
Word Origin for talk
Idioms and Phrases with talk
In addition to the idioms beginning with talk
- talk around
- talk at
- talk back
- talk big
- talk dirty
- talk down
- talk down to
- talked out
- talk into
- talk of the town, the
- talk out
- talk out of
- talk over
- talk sense
- talk shop
- talk someone's arm off
- talk through one's hat
- talk to
- talk turkey
- talk up
- all talk
- dirty joke (talk dirty)
- double talk
- heart to heart (talk)
- look who's talking
- money talks
- now you're talking
- small talk
- straight talk
- sweet talk