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talks

noun
plural of talk

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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talks

verb
present tense third-person singular of 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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2 to engage in casual or rambling conversation
  • talked with our neighbor as we unloaded the groceries from the car

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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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4 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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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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“Talks.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/talks. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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