Meaning of TALK in English


n. 25B6; verb

I was talking to a friend : SPEAK, chat, chatter, gossip, prattle, babble, rattle on, blather; informal yak, gab, jaw, chew the fat; Brit. informal natter, rabbit, witter, chunter; N. Amer. informal rap; Austral./NZ informal mag.

you're talking rubbish : UTTER, speak, say, voice, express, articulate, pronounce, verbalize, vocalize.

they were able to talk in peace : CONVERSE, communicate, speak, confer, consult; negotiate, parley; informal have a confab, chew the fat/rag, rap; formal confabulate.

he talked of suicide : MENTION, refer to, speak about, discuss.

I was able to talk English : SPEAK (IN), talk in, communicate in, converse in, express oneself in; use.

nothing would make her talk : CONFESS, speak out/up, reveal all, tell tales, give the game away, open one's mouth; informal come clean, blab, squeal, let the cat out of the bag, spill the beans, grass, sing, rat.

the others will talk : GOSSIP, pass comment, make remarks; criticize.

25B6; noun

he was bored with all this talk : CHATTER, gossip, prattle, jabbering, babbling, gabbling; informal yakking, gabbing; Brit. informal nattering, rabbit.

she needed a talk with Vi : CONVERSATION, chat, discussion, tête-à-tête, heart-to-heart, dialogue, parley, powwow, consultation, conference, meeting; informal confab, jaw, chit-chat, gossip; formal colloquy, confabulation.

peace talks : NEGOTIATIONS, discussions; conference, summit, meeting, consultation, dialogue, symposium, seminar, conclave, parley; mediation, arbitration; informal powwow.

she gave a talk on her travels : LECTURE, speech, address, discourse, oration, presentation, report, sermon; informal spiel.

there was talk of a takeover : GOSSIP, rumour, hearsay, tittle-tattle; news, report.

baby talk : SPEECH, language, slang, idiom, idiolect; words; informal lingo.

25A0; talk back ANSWER BACK, be impertinent, be cheeky, be rude; contradict, argue with, disagree with.

25A0; talk big (informal) . See boast verb sense 1.

25A0; talk something down DENIGRATE, deprecate, disparage, belittle, diminish, criticize; informal knock, put down.

25A0; talk down to CONDESCEND TO, patronize, look down one's nose at, put down.

25A0; talk someone into something PERSUADE INTO, argue into, cajole into, coax into, bring round to, inveigle into, wheedle into, prevail on someone to; informal sweet-talk into, hustle, fast-talk.

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