talk out


talk out
transitive verb

the arguments by which it has been talked out of existence — Stephen Spender

2. : to clarify or settle (as a problem) by oral expression or discussion

meet … to discuss knotty problems and talk them out to a point of mutual understanding — C.E.Wilson

the caseworker … encourages her to talk out her anxieties which have been critically restricting — Gertrude Samuels

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talk out
1. To defeat (a parliamentary bill or motion) by going on speaking until it is too late to vote on it
2. To resolve (a difference of opinion) by thorough discussion
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Main Entry:talk

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ˌtalk ˈout [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they talk out he/she/it talks out present participle talking out past tense talked out past participle talked out] phrasal verb
to discuss a problem thoroughly with someone who disagrees with you about it

You need to sit down with her and talk this out.

Thesaurus: to discuss somethingsynonym
Main entry: talk

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talk out [phrasal verb]
talk out (something) or talk (something) out : to talk about (something) in order to find a solution

The teacher told him to talk out the problem.

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Main Entry:talk

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • talk out — (something) to discuss a problem in detail. We re trying to encourage these kids to talk out their differences. I can t stand endless arguments, so if you have a problem with me, let s talk it out. Related vocabulary: talked out …   New idioms dictionary

  • talk out — index discuss Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • talk out of — index dissuade, expostulate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • talk out of — verb persuade someone not to do something • Ant: ↑talk into • Hypernyms: ↑dissuade, ↑deter • Verb Frames: Somebody s somebody into V ing something * * * talk out of [phrasal verb] 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • talk out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms talk out : present tense I/you/we/they talk out he/she/it talks out present participle talking out past tense talked out past participle talked out talk something out to discuss a problem thoroughly with… …   English dictionary

  • talk out — PHRASAL VERB If you talk out something such as a problem, you discuss it thoroughly in order to settle it. [V n P] Talking things out with someone else can be helpful... [V P n (not pron)] Talk out your problems. Do not keep them bottled up. Syn …   English dictionary

  • talk out of — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you talk someone out of doing something they want or intend to do, you persuade them not to do it. [V n P P ing/n] My mother tried to talk me out of getting a divorce... [V n P P ing/n] People tried to talk him out of it, but… …   English dictionary

  • talk out of — {v.} 1. To persuade not to; make agree or decide not to. Used with a verbal noun. * /Mary s mother talked her out of quitting school./ Contrast: TALK INTO. 2. To allow to go or get out by talking; let escape by talking. * /Johnny is good at… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • talk out of — {v.} 1. To persuade not to; make agree or decide not to. Used with a verbal noun. * /Mary s mother talked her out of quitting school./ Contrast: TALK INTO. 2. To allow to go or get out by talking; let escape by talking. * /Johnny is good at… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • talk\ out\ of — v 1. To persuade not to; make agree or decide not to. Used with a verbal noun. Mary s mother talked her out of quitting school. Contrast: talk into 2. To allow to go or get out by talking; let escape by talking. Johnny is good at talking his way… …   Словарь американских идиом


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