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talking-to

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talking (to)

verb
present participle of talk (to)

Synonyms of talking (to) (Entry 2 of 2)

to communicate with by means of spoken words
  • I had never talked to a real live cowboy before

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The first known use of talking-to was circa 1875

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“Talking-to.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/talking-to. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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