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Definitions of talk

  1. divulge information or secrets; spill the beans; " Be careful-- his secretary talks"
  2. deliver a lecture or talk; " She will talk at Rutgers next week"; " Did you ever lecture at Harvard?"
  3. a speech that is open to the public; " he attended a lecture on telecommunications"
  4. express in speech; " She talks a lot of nonsense"; " This depressed patient does not verbalize"
  5. exchange thoughts; talk with; " We often talk business"; " Actions talk louder than words"
  6. use language; " the baby talks already"; " the prisoner won't speak"; " they speak a strange dialect"
  7. the act of giving a talk to an audience; " I attended an interesting talk on local history"
  8. an exchange of ideas via conversation; " let's have more work and less talk around here"
  9. (` talk about' is a less formal alternative for ` discussion of') discussion; " his poetry contains much talk about love and anger"
  10. idle gossip or rumor; " there has been talk about you lately"
  11. reveal information; let the cat out of the bag; " If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!"
  12. divulge confidential information or secrets; " Be careful-- his secretary talks"
  13. reveal information; " If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!"; " The former employee spilled all the details"
  14. To utter words; esp., to converse familiarly; to speak, as in familiar discourse, when two or more persons interchange thoughts.
  15. To confer; to reason; to consult.
  16. To prate; to speak impertinently.
  17. To speak freely; to use for conversing or communicating; as, to talk French.
  18. To deliver in talking; to speak; to utter; to make a subject of conversation; as, to talk nonsense; to talk politics.
  19. To cause to be or become by talking.
  20. The act of talking; especially, familiar converse; mutual discourse; that which is uttered, especially in familiar conversation, or the mutual converse of two or more.
  21. Report; rumor; as, to hear talk of war.
  22. Subject of discourse; as, his achievment is the talk of the town.
  23. To consume or spend in talking; - often followed by away; as, to talk away an evening.
  24. To utter words; speak familiarly; converse; express thoughts in speech.
  25. To utter; make a subject of conversation; as, to talk business; to discuss favorably; as, to talk socialism; to speak ( a language) freely; to affect by talking; as, they talked him over to their side; to use or spend in talking: with away; as, to talk away an evening.
  26. The act of expressing thoughts in words; speech; conversation; subject of discourse; as, the talk of the town; rumor; as, there is talk of a strike; a conference; as, an informal address.
  27. Talker.
  28. To speak familiarly: to prattle: to reason.
  29. Familiar conversation: that which is uttered in familiar intercourse: subject of discourse: rumor.
  30. Familiar speech; rumor.
  31. To speak familiarly; converse.
  32. To utter in words; exercise speech; converse.
  33. The act of talking, or that which is said; famillar speech; conference.
  34. Familiar converse; mutual discourse; report; rumour; subject of discourse; among the American Indians, a public conference.
  35. To speak; to utter; to persuade. To talk of, to relate; to speak; to reason. To talk to, to advise or exhort.
  36. To speak or converse familiarly; to prate; to speak impertinently.
  37. Conversation; familiar speech; subject of conversation; rumour; report.
  38. To speak, as in familiar conversation; to speak; to confer; to reason; to reprove gently; to advise.
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Usage examples for talk

  1. " No; let us talk of love. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  2. Him say, 'Yuki, you woman- you not talk too much. – Little Sister Snow by Frances Little
  3. Did you talk with him? – Kent Knowles: Quahaug by Joseph C. Lincoln
  4. Don't talk about it any more. – Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories by Kathleen Norris
  5. But you must have your supper, and then we'll talk. – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss
  6. Don't talk any more! – The Colors of Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  7. Is there talk of that? – A Prairie Infanta by Eva Wilder Brodhead
  8. But please don't let us talk about my work. – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  9. I've come to talk about Lalage." – Lalage's Lovers 1911 by George A. Birmingham
  10. I wish she could talk to me, or that I could speak her language. – Six Little Bunkers at Uncle Fred's by Laura Lee Hope
  11. Come and talk Angleesh." – Jerry by Jean Webster
  12. I want to have a little quiet talk with him, that's all. – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  13. My wife is coming to talk over the matter with you. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  14. I like you to talk like that. – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  15. You must talk to your mother, Dolly. – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  16. What shall I talk to you about? – Senator North by Gertrude Atherton
  17. We began to talk about old Hrolfur. – Seven Icelandic Short Stories by Various
  18. Have done with talk like that! – The Minute Boys of Boston by James Otis
  19. Now we shall have talk! – What's Mine's Mine by George MacDonald
  20. But now there's no time to talk. – The Heath Hover Mystery by Bertram Mitford
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