talk out


talked out; talking out; talks out

transitive verb

: to clarify or settle by oral discussion

Examples of talk out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was talked out of quitting that time by Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams, who said she was fed up with so many competitors giving up. Jillian Sederholm,, 8 Aug. 2023 Tyler often got in trouble for talking out of turn and fidgeting at his desk. Julie Jargon, WSJ, 16 Dec. 2023 But John Bolton, a conservative hawk who served as national security adviser from 2018 to 2019, wrote in his memoir that Mr. Trump had to be repeatedly talked out of withdrawing from NATO. Maggie Haberman, New York Times, 9 Dec. 2023 Henderson would clock in at the beginning of studio sessions to talk out concepts and ideas, leaving SZA alone with her engineer to record the bulk of the album. Steven J. Horowitz, Variety, 2 Dec. 2023 Biden was talked out of seeking it, NBC News has reported. Monica Alba, NBC News, 9 Nov. 2023 The result of the trio having to talk out the truth of Washington’s family lineage was something that did the opposite of what her parents feared. Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Oct. 2023 The group quickly set up training sessions for volunteers; mental health services for experts working with the families of the dead, missing, and hostages; and safe places for traumatized children to just play or talk out frightening memories. Howard Lafranchi, The Christian Science Monitor, 19 Oct. 2023 Do not, under any circumstances, be talked out of a Nile cruise in Upper Egypt. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, 18 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of talk out was in 1954

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“Talk out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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