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 talk talk

noun

  • () an exchange of ideas via conversation  ( talking, talk )
    an exchange of ideas via conversation
     let's have more work and less talk around here
    let's have more work and less talk around here
  • () the act of giving a talk to an audience  ( talk )
    the act of giving a talk to an audience
     I attended an interesting talk on local history
    I attended an interesting talk on local history
  • () discussion; (talk about' is a less formal alternative for discussion of')  ( talk )
    discussion; (talk about' is a less formal alternative for discussion of')
     his poetry contains much talk about love and anger
    his poetry contains much talk about love and anger
  • idle gossip or rumor  ( talk, talk of the town )
    idle gossip or rumor
     there has been talk about you lately
    there has been talk about you lately
  • a speech that is open to the public  ( talk, public lecture, lecture )
    a speech that is open to the public
     he attended a lecture on telecommunications
    he attended a lecture on telecommunications
  • verb

  • () exchange thoughts; talk with  ( speak, talk )
    exchange thoughts; talk with
     We often talk business
    We often talk business
     Actions talk louder than words
    Actions talk louder than words
  • () express in speech  ( verbalise, verbalize, utter, mouth, talk, speak )
    express in speech
     She talks a lot of nonsense
    She talks a lot of nonsense
     This depressed patient does not verbalize
    This depressed patient does not verbalize
  • () use language  ( talk, speak )
    use language
     the baby talks already
    the baby talks already
     the prisoner won't speak
    the prisoner won't speak
     they speak a strange dialect
    they speak a strange dialect
  • () reveal information  ( spill, talk )
    reveal information
     If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!
    If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!
     The former employee spilled all the details
    The former employee spilled all the details
  • () divulge confidential information or secrets  ( babble, babble out, blab out, let the cat out of the bag, peach, spill the beans, tattle, blab, sing, talk )
    divulge confidential information or secrets
     Be careful--his secretary talks
    Be careful--his secretary talks
  • deliver a lecture or talk  ( talk, lecture )
    deliver a lecture or talk
     She will talk at Rutgers next week
    She will talk at Rutgers next week
     Did you ever lecture at Harvard?
    Did you ever lecture at Harvard?