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talk

noun

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1 a usually formal discourse delivered to an audience
  • the noted author's talk on the state of the modern novel
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2 an exchange of views for the purpose of exploring a subject or deciding an issue
  • What good will all this talk do when we need to take action now?
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3 friendly, informal conversation or an instance of this
  • We sat down by the fire and had a nice little talk about what was new in the village.
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4 information or opinion that is widely disseminated without any authority or confirmation of accuracy
  • Her behavior is exciting some lurid talk.
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talk

verb

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1 to give a formal often extended talk on a subject
  • The fire chief often talks at school assemblies about fire safety.
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hold forth, take the floor

2 to engage in casual or rambling conversation
  • We talked with our neighbor as we unloaded the groceries from the car.
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blow smoke, chew the fat (also chew the rag), shoot the breeze, talk a blue streak

3 to express (a thought or emotion) in words
  • You're talking nonsense: take a minute and think about what you are trying to say, and then start speaking.
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put into words

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4 to give information (as to the authorities) about another's improper or unlawful activities
  • The eyewitness talked at length about what he had seen in the alley.
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5 to relate sometimes questionable or secret information of a personal nature
  • I don't talk about my friends behind their backs.
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spill the beans

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