Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “talk round/around sth”

See all translations

talk round/around sth

verb [I] uk phrasal verb with talk   /tɔːk/ us    /tɑːk/
to avoid speaking directly about something: I felt that he just talked round the subject and didn't tackle the main issues.
Translations of “talk round/around sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 拐彎抹角地說…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拐弯抹角地说…
(Definition of talk round/around sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of talk round/around sth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

guru

a religious leader or teacher in the Hindu or Sikh religion

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More