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English definition of “sweet talk”

sweet talk

noun [U]     informal
a way of talking to someone in a pleasing or clever way in order to persuade them to do or believe somethingUrging and persuadingCausing somebody to act sweet-talk     verb [T] The salesman tried to sweet-talk me into buying a bigger car.Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
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