Associations to the word «Talk»

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TALK, noun. A conversation or discussion; usually serious, but informal.
TALK, noun. A lecture.
TALK, noun. (preceded by the) A major topic of social discussion.
TALK, noun. (not preceded by an article) Empty boasting, promises or claims.
TALK, noun. Meeting to discuss a particular matter.
TALK, verb. (transitive) To communicate, usually by means of speech.
TALK, verb. (transitive) (informal) To discuss.
TALK, verb. (intransitive) (slang) To confess, especially implicating others.
TALK, verb. (intransitive) To criticize someone for something of which one is guilty oneself.
TALK, verb. (intransitive) To gossip; to create scandal.
TALK A BLUE STREAK, verb. (idiomatic) To talk for a long duration of time, at a rapid pace without giving others a chance to speak, or to the point of tedium.
TALK A MILE A MINUTE, verb. (idiomatic) to speak quickly or excessively
TALK ALOUD PROTOCOL, noun. Synonym of think aloud protocol.
TALK ALOUD PROTOCOLS, noun. Plural of talk aloud protocol
TALK AROUND, verb. To persuade someone.
TALK BACK, verb. (idiomatic) To reply impertinently; to answer in a cheeky manner.
TALK BOX, noun. An effects unit that allows musicians to modify the sound of a musical instrument.
TALK COCK, verb. (Singapore) To talk nonsense or engage in idle chatter.
TALK DIRTY, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To use profane language, especially sexual vulgarities for the purpose of arousal.
TALK DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) To negotiate a lower price.
TALK DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) To speak condescendingly or as though the listener is inferior.
TALK DOWN, verb. (flying) To tell an airplane passenger (who has had no flight training) step by step by two-way radio how to land the plane, e.g. if its pilot has become incapacitated while flying.
TALK DOWN, verb. (transitive) To convince a person to cease a drastic action or response, such as a suicide attempt or act of rage.
TALK DOWN TO, verb. (transitive) To speak to another person in a demeaning or patronising way.
TALK IN CIRCLES, verb. (idiomatic) To argue a point by repetition of the same theme, sometimes by using different words, but without making any progress.
TALK INTO, verb. (transitive) To convince (someone) by talking and suggesting
TALK LIKE AN APOTHECARY, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) (1811) To prattle.
TALK OF THE TOWN, noun. (idiomatic) A topic or person discussed by many people.
TALK ONE'S WAY OUT OF, verb. To avoid doing something by speaking to someone using (possibly false) logic and reasons.
TALK OUT, verb. (transitive) To resolve a problem by talking about it.
TALK OUT OF, verb. (transitive) To talk to someone in order to dissuade them from doing something.
TALK OUT OF ONE'S ASS, verb. (vulgar) To say nonsense.
TALK OUT OF SCHOOL, verb. Alternative form of tell tales out of school
TALK OUT OF TURN, verb. (idiomatic) To make a remark or provide information when it is inappropriate or indiscreet to do so, or when one does not have permission or the authority to do so.
TALK OUT ONE'S ASS, verb. (idiomatic) To speak authoritatively on a subject which one actually knows little about; to exaggerate.
TALK OVER, verb. To discuss
TALK OVER, verb. To persuade someone; to talk around
TALK OVER, verb. To interrupt the speech of with one's own speech
TALK OVER SOMEONE'S HEAD, verb. (idiomatic) To communicate something beyond the level of comprehension of the target.
TALK PAGE, noun. (WMF jargon) A place on wiki websites where discussion of an entry or article takes place.
TALK PAGES, noun. Plural of talk page
TALK PAST, verb. To talk at cross purposes with.
TALK RADIO, noun. A radio programme format with discussions about topical issues.
TALK ROUND, verb. Alternative form of talk around
TALK SHIT, verb. (slang) (vulgar) To talk badly about something or somebody.
TALK SHIT, verb. (slang) (vulgar) To talk nonsense or to lie.
TALK SHITE, verb. (slang) (vulgar) (British) To talk badly about something.
TALK SHITE, verb. (slang) (vulgar) (British) To talk nonsense or to lie.
TALK SHOP, verb. (intransitive) (informal) To discuss one's work, business or profession.
TALK SHOP, noun. A talking shop
TALK SHOW, noun. (broadcasting) A television or radio programme in which a host converses on various topics with guests who may be experts, celebrities, or members of the listening or viewing audience.
TALK SHOWS, noun. Plural of talk show
TALK SMACK, verb. To talk aggressively or boisterously.
TALK SMACK, verb. To slander.
TALK SOFTLY AND CARRY A BIG STICK, verb. Alternative form of speak softly and carry a big stick
TALK SOMEONE UNDER THE TABLE, verb. (idiomatic) To bore (someone) with excessive talk.
TALK SOMEONE'S EAR OFF, verb. (idiomatic) To talk excessively or far more than is wanted or appreciated.
TALK THE LEGS OFF A POT, verb. (Ireland) (comical) To talk a lot.
TALK THE TALK, verb. (idiomatic) To make claims that suggest intended actions.
TALK THE TALK, verb. (idiomatic) To describe claims without appropriate action.
TALK THROUGH ONE'S ASS, verb. (vulgar) Synonym of talk out of one's ass.
TALK THROUGH ONE'S HAT, verb. (idiomatic) To speak lacking expertise, authority, or knowledge; to invent or fabricate facts.
TALK THROUGH ONE'S HAT, verb. (idiomatic) To assert something as true or valid; to bluff.
TALK THROUGH ONE'S NOSE, verb. To nasalize all of one’s phonemes during speech.
TALK TO GOD ON THE BIG WHITE TELEPHONE, verb. (slang) To vomit into a toilet.
TALK TO RALPH ON THE BIG WHITE TELEPHONE, verb. (slang) To vomit into a toilet.
TALK TO THE HAND, verb. (colloquial) (US) (idiomatic) Used usually sarcastically to dismiss another person's argument by indicating that the speaker (or writer) is not prepared to hear (or read) anything further that the other person has to say (or write). It is often used while simultaneously holding up the hand with the palm facing the speaker.
TALK TRASH, verb. To talk disparagingly about something.
TALK TURKEY, verb. (chiefly US) (idiomatic) To talk or negotiate plainly, frankly, or seriously.
TALK UP, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To talk about (something or someone) to make it seem as good as possible or to draw positive attention to it.
TALK UP, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To talk louder.
TALK UP, verb. (intransitive) To speak in a plain and candid way.

Dictionary definition

TALK, noun. An exchange of ideas via conversation; "let's have more work and less talk around here".
TALK, noun. Discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of'); "his poetry contains much talk about love and anger".
TALK, noun. The act of giving a talk to an audience; "I attended an interesting talk on local history".
TALK, noun. A speech that is open to the public; "he attended a lecture on telecommunications".
TALK, noun. Idle gossip or rumor; "there has been talk about you lately".
TALK, verb. Exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words".
TALK, verb. Express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize".
TALK, verb. Use language; "the baby talks already"; "the prisoner won't speak"; "they speak a strange dialect".
TALK, verb. Reveal information; "If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!"; "The former employee spilled all the details".
TALK, verb. Divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his secretary talks".
TALK, verb. Deliver a lecture or talk; "She will talk at Rutgers next week"; "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?".

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca