talk about

talk about
verb
1. to consider or examine in speech or writing (Freq. 40)
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The author talks about the different aspects of this question

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The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'

Syn: ↑discourse, ↑discuss
Derivationally related forms: ↑discussion (for: ↑discuss), ↑discourse (for: ↑discourse)
Hypernyms: ↑cover, ↑treat, ↑handle, ↑plow, ↑deal, ↑address
Hyponyms: ↑descant, ↑talk shop
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

2. discuss or mention (Freq. 10)
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They spoke of many things

Syn: ↑talk of
Hypernyms: ↑talk, ↑speak, ↑utter, ↑mouth, ↑verbalize, ↑verbalise
Hyponyms: ↑hash out, ↑discuss, ↑talk over, ↑blaspheme
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

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phrasal

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talk about
1
◇ The phrase what are you talking about? can be used to show that you are confused, worried, upset, etc., about something that someone has just said.

What are you talking about? I did what you told me to do.

— used to emphasize the size, amount, or extent of something

Talk about rain! I've never seen it rain like this in my entire life!

Talk about having a bad day. I had the worst day ever!

Talk about short. She's only four feet tall!

see also talk 1a, b (above), 1
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Main Entry:talk

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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