Definition of talk around
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 : 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
: in a circle or in circumference
: in, along, or through a circuit
: on all or various sides : in every or any direction
: on all sides of
: so as to encircle or enclose
: so as to avoid or get past : on or to another side of
: being in existence, evidence, or circulation
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