talking-to

noun talk·ing-to \ ˈtȯ-kiŋ-ˌtü \

Definition of talking-to

First Known Use of talking-to

circa 1875


TALKING-TO Defined for English Language Learners

talking-to

noun

Definition of talking-to for English Language Learners

  • : an angry or serious conversation in which you criticize someone's behavior


TALKING-TO Defined for Kids

talking-to

noun talk·ing-to \ ˈtȯ-kiŋ-ˌtü \

Definition of talking-to for Students

:an often wordy scolding

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