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1.Speak in order to give information or express ideas or feelings; converse or communicate by spoken words.
‘the two men talked '
‘we'd sit and talk about jazz'
‘it was no use talking to Anthony'
‘you're talking rubbish'
‘Schools may not provide enough information for young girls but friends talk about sex amongst each other, they know what happens.'
2.Have the power of speech.
‘he can talk as well as you or I can'
‘He talks, but his speech has not developed at the rate it should.'
‘He can only use his right hand and finds talking difficult as his speech is impaired.'
3.Discuss personal or intimate feelings.
‘we need to talk, Maggie'
‘It's been so long since we talked that you can feel the distance between us.'
‘You said something about just wanting to talk to me, but we could've talked in other places.'
‘We talked about how we don't talk to each other anymore.'
‘It all points to the need to talk, to discuss, to jointly plan for the future without confrontation.'
4.Persuade or cause (someone) to do something by talking.
‘keep on walking and talk your way out of it'
‘The lady who owns the shop talks me into buying an ice cream.'
‘The negotiators would come up, attempt to talk this person into letting them go.'
‘These she continued to use for daytime wear and was able to talk her mother and her best friend into trying out the new style.'
‘He was talked out of a tightrope walk between two sky-scrapers to open a megastore in New York, but he has come close to death many times in publicity stunts.'
5.Used to emphasize the seriousness, importance, or extent of the thing one is discussing.
‘we're talking big money'
‘We're talking six whole movies here that could provide a veritable dissertation on horror films.'
‘We're talking people with million-dollar mortgages, and that means really big homes.'
‘Where the age or consent is a defence, well you're talking a different kettle of fish.'
‘But that image isn't there for no reason, and this is Europe we're talking about, a whole new experience for the club.'
6.Reveal secret or confidential information.
‘dead men can't talk'
‘Some talked and sold their secrets for their lives.'
‘Multinationals will go to any lengths to keep their employees from talking, we can reveal.'
‘you'll have the whole school talking'
‘He always was a big name here in New York, but now the whole country's talking about him.'
‘She's the bride-to-be who's got the whole country talking about her cold feet.'
‘These long ago promised chairs have had the whole office talking for weeks now.'
8.Have formal dealings or discussions; negotiate.
‘they won't talk to the regime that killed their families'
‘We want them to talk to each other in addition to their governments talking.'
‘North End confirmed they were talking to players, but refused to name names.'
9.Use (a particular language) in speech.
‘we were talking German'
‘A candidate who can talk English in an Americanised accent will be the most favoured choice of these companies.'
‘He still can't talk English, but thanks to the classes, he now can put together alphabets and words.'
‘He got lots of laughs when he recalled a story of how he could hardly talk English after linking up with him.'
‘Where they couldn't talk the language, they made themselves understood by signs, and everyone seemed to be getting on nicely.'
1.Use (a particular language) in speech.
‘there was a slight but noticeable lull in the talk'
2.Communication by spoken words; conversation or discussion.
‘There was talk of the weather, the crops, some gossip and scandal, some hunting and fishing news.'
‘Footsteps receded down the corridor and melted into the low hum of talk from the banquet.'
‘In fact, careless talk and unciphered communications gave considerable help to German intelligence.'
‘Newcomers adjust their talk and nonverbal interactions to those of a work group they are entering.'
3.A period of conversation or discussion, especially a relatively serious one.
‘my mother had a talk with Louis'
‘He was having a serious talk with his mother as soon as all this was over.'
‘I am going to have to have a serious talk with that man, she promised herself.'
‘Anyway, I wish you had been more honest during our talks.'
‘They will evaluate the woman's need on the basis of their talks over the telephone and, if needed, put them across to legal experts.'
4.Rumour, gossip, or speculation.
‘there is talk of an armistice'
‘Then, as now, there was talk of a major financial collapse.'
‘So some say the future of the church is in Africa and there is a lot of talk of the next pope coming from there.'
‘The room seems so much more packed with these guys around - and I hear talk of them coming every week.'
‘They are disappointed enough and down enough without talk of retirement of resignations or anything like that.'
5.Empty promises or boasting.
‘he's all talk'
‘If it is unable to do this, then all talk about independent public opinion is just empty talk.'
‘The promises and the tough talk are being met with justifiable skepticism.'
‘If we think about it together we might be able to do things beyond just empty talk.'
‘And despite all their talk they cannot give a promise that the tax burden will fall.'
6.A current subject of widespread gossip or speculation in (a particular place)
‘within days I was the talk of the town'
‘By the time I heard, the rumour had been the talk of the school for close to 20 minutes.'
7.Formal discussions or negotiations over a period.
‘Norway has indicated it has suspended formal involvement in the talks, adding to the pressure on the prime minister and the president to end the political stalemate.'
‘He has one year left on his contract and yet again yesterday he refused to be drawn on the prospect of any talks to extend it.'
‘The Pope and the president met today in private talks at the Vatican.'
‘Singapore is also now in formal talks with Canada, China and Mexico for similar agreements.'
8.An informal address or lecture.
‘a thirty-minute illustrated talk'
‘a talk on a day in the life of an actor'
‘Ice Age mammoths, life in Iron Age Britain and views of the Second World War are among the topics in a new series of talks at the museum.'
‘The committee is hoping to invite several people to give talks atthe launch and the usual story tellers will also be present.'
‘He gives talks to school children about the war and what the Poppy Appeal and Remembrance Sunday is all about.'