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talk around

Definition of talk around

  1. 1 :  to avoid talking about (a particular subject) especially because it is difficult, unpleasant, or embarrassing <They've been talking around the real issue rather than addressing it directly.>

  2. 2 :  to cause (someone) to accept and support something (such as an idea) after opposing it <She says she doesn't agree with it, but we'll talk her around eventually.> —often + to <We can talk her around to our way of thinking.>



Word by Word Definitions

talkplay
  1. :  to deliver or express in speech :  utter

    :  to make the subject of conversation or discourse :  discuss

    :  to influence, affect, or cause by talking

  1. :  the act or an instance of talking :  speech

    :  a way of speaking :  language

    :  pointless or fruitless discussion :  verbiage

aroundplay
  1. :  in a circle or in circumference

    :  in, along, or through a circuit

    :  on all or various sides :  in every or any direction

  1. :  on all sides of

    :  so as to encircle or enclose

    :  so as to avoid or get past :  on or to another side of

  1. :  about

    :  being in existence, evidence, or circulation


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