talk round

Definition of talk round

chiefly British
1 :to avoid talking about (a particular subject) especially because it is difficult, unpleasant, or embarrassing
  • They've been talking round 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 round eventually.
often + to
  • We can talk her round to our way of thinking.

Word by Word Definitions

talk play
  1. : to express or exchange ideas by means of spoken words

  2. : to convey information or communicate in any way (as with signs or sounds)

  3. : to use speech : speak

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

  2. : a way of speaking : language

  3. : pointless or fruitless discussion : verbiage

round play
  1. : having every part of the surface or circumference equidistant from the center

  2. : cylindrical

  3. : approximately round

  1. : around

  1. : something (such as a circle, globe, or ring) that is round

  2. : a knot of people

  3. : a circle of things

  1. : to make round

  2. : to make (the lips) round and protruded (as in the pronunciation of \ü\)

  3. : to pronounce with lip rounding : labialize

  1. : around

  2. : all during : throughout

  1. : whisper

  2. : to speak to in a whisper


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