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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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Antonyms for talk

coerce, clam up, belt up, dry up, compel, constrain, sandbag, dragoon, blackjack, shut one's mouth, oblige, obligate, shut up, dummy up, make, keep one's mouth shut, keep quiet.

Quotes of talk

  1. The word music is a convenient way to talk about what I'm interested in, but actually, in some ways, it's a limitation. – Anthony Braxton
  2. The people elected us to end the talk and to act decisively. – Chris Christie
  3. When you talk to crews that went to Mir or have gone up to International Space Station, they say that you go through different phases of adaptation or getting used to the space environment. – Laurel Clark
  4. I think suicide is sort of like cancer was 50 years ago. People don't want to talk about it, they don't want to know about it. People are frightened of it, and they don't understand, when actually these issues are medically treatable. – Judy Collins
  5. When I start playing I'm just a rollercoaster of sound. I don't know what's coming next, I never do, and I sit and sign and talk to the people afterwards. – Dick Dale
  6. We didn't have a TV in the living room and all my friends thought we were kind of weird. When they'd come over, my mom wanted to talk to them about current events. – Eliza Dushku
  7. Money doesn't talk it swears. – Bob Dylan
  8. The reason Saul Bellow doesn't talk to me anymore is because he knows his new novels are not worth reading. – Leslie Fiedler
  9. I have to say when we talk about the treatment of these prisoners that I would guess that these prisoners wake up every morning thanking Allah that Saddam Hussein is not in charge of these prisons. – James Inhofe
  10. Everywhere I go, I still have time to meditate. People think meditating is sitting there, nobody bothering you, but you can even talk and still meditate. – Jet Li
  11. As a brother and sister, our tastes were pretty different growing up. He liked a lot of early hip hop. My dad didn't understand it and would try to talk him out of it. – Taryn Manning
  12. People only talk about what a joyous experience it is, but there is terror: Your life, as you know it, is over. It's over the day that child is born. It's over, and something completely new starts. – Bill Murray
  13. When we talk about fighting for our country, we're talking about our vote, our vote is our arms. – Sarah Palin
  14. I didn't know it at the time, but Hitch didn't want to talk to me- he hated meeting with people he might have to reject. As it turned out, someone, maybe his agent, insisted that he interview me. – Joseph Stefano
  15. Americans try to talk about positive family values, although the actual state of things is disastrous. – Vladimir Zhirinovsky

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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