talk trash


US, informal
: to say insulting things especially to an opponent in a contest, game, etc.

Examples of talk trash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Feliciano basically states that Carter wanted to talk trash, but couldn't take it when the same energy was tossed back at him. Jon Hoefling, USA TODAY, 15 Feb. 2024 Others, like Michael Jordan and Larry Bird, used talk trash to create little in-game challenges for themselves, or to imagine slights. Greg Hanlon, Peoplemag, 21 Dec. 2023 The Phoenix Suns point guard said his daughter held it together at school after hearing the bully talk trash, but gave him a call later. Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 8 June 2023 Although Tressel and the players talked football, the most entertaining part of the session was watching and listening to Njongmeta and Chaney talk trash from opposite sides of the practice field. Jeff Potrykus, Journal Sentinel, 31 Mar. 2023 The old man can still talk trash with the best of them., 7 Feb. 2021 There was no need Butler to talk trash after the game Tuesday though. Ethan Sears, The Indianapolis Star, 18 Aug. 2020 Listen: Don’t talk trash to Dusty May. The Indianapolis Star, 19 Mar. 2023 Kevin Garnett doesn’t talk trash. Jason P. Frank, Vulture, 3 Feb. 2023

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“Talk trash.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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