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talk

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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
  • 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 wild behavior is exciting some lurid talk
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talk

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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
  • 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 anotherʼs 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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fink, grass (on) [British slang], inform, rat (on), sing, snitch, split (on) [British], squeak, squeal, tell (on)

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drop a dime (on)

5 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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spill the beans

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