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  1. talk
    IPA[tôk]
  2. verb

    • 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
      Synonym : speak, give voice, chat, chatter, gossip, prattle, prate, babble, rattle on, blather, blether, orate, yak, gab, jaw, go on, chew the fat, natter, rabbit, witter, chunter, rap, run off at the mouth, mag, utter, speak, say, voice, express, articulate, pronounce, enunciate, verbalize, vocalize, converse, communicate, speak to each other, discuss things, have a talk, have a chat, have a tête-à-tête, confer, consult each other, negotiate, have negotiations, parley, palaver, have a confab, chew the fat/rag, jaw, rap, confabulate
    • 2. have the power of speech:

      he can talk as well as you or I can
    • 3. discuss personal or intimate feelings:

      we need to talk, Maggie
    • 4. have formal dealings or discussions; negotiate:

      they won't talk to the regime that killed their families
    • 5. used to emphasize the seriousness, importance, or extent of the thing one is mentioning or in the process of discussing:

      we're talking big money
    • 6. use (a particular language) in speech:

      we were talking German
      Synonym : speak, speak in, talk in, communicate in, converse in, express oneself in, discourse in, use
    • 7. persuade or cause (someone) to do something by talking:

      don't try to talk me into acting as a go-between
    • 8. reveal secret or confidential information; betray secrets.

      Synonym : confess, speak out, speak up, reveal all, inform, tell tales, tell, divulge information, tell the facts, give the game away, open one's mouth, come clean, blab, squeal, let the cat out of the bag, spill the beans, spill one's guts, sing, rat, grass
    • 9. gossip:

      you'll have the whole school talking
      Synonym : gossip, spread rumors, pass comment, make remarks, criticize

    noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: talk, plural noun: talks

    • v.: verb: talk, 3rd person present: talks, gerund or present participle: talking, past tense: talked, past participle: talked

    • verb

      speak in order to give information or express ideas or feelings; converse or communicate by spoken words:

      have the power of speech:

    • noun

      communication by spoken words; conversation or discussion:

      a period of conversation or discussion, especially a relatively serious one:

    • adjective

      engaging in speech.

      (of an animal or object) able to make sounds similar to those of speech:

    • noun

      the action of talking; speech or discussion:
    • adjective

      engaging in speech.

      (of an animal or object) able to make sounds similar to those of speech:

    • noun

      the action of talking; speech or discussion:
    • noun

      sexually explicit speech or conversation intended to seduce or arouse someone:
    • verb

      engage in sexually explicit speech or conversation intended to seduce or arouse someone:
    • noun

      deliberately unintelligible speech combining nonsense syllables and actual words.

      another term for doublespeak

    • verb

      insincerely praise (someone) in order to persuade them to do something:
    • noun

      insincere praise used to persuade someone to do something:
    • noun

      charming or flattering language, especially when used to persuade someone to do something.
    • verb

      use flattering language to (someone), especially to persuade them to do something:
    • noun

      boastful or insulting speech, especially as intended to demoralize or humiliate an opponent:
    • verb

      make boastful or insulting remarks, especially in order to demoralize or humiliate an opponent:
    • noun

      insulting or boastful speech intended to demoralize, intimidate, or humiliate someone, especially an opponent in an athletic contest:
    • verb

      use insulting or boastful speech intended to demoralize:
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