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as in rumor
information or opinion that is widely disseminated without any authority or confirmation of accuracy her wild behavior is exciting some lurid talk

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talk

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verb

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as in to speak
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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as in to inform
to give information (as to the authorities) about another's improper or unlawful activities after being threatened, the eyewitness started talking at length about what he had seen in the alley

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as in to gossip
to relate sometimes questionable or secret information of a personal nature you're a fine one to talk about your sister's marital problems when you have had plenty of your own

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“Talk.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/talk. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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