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talk sb down

phrasal verb with talk uk   /tɔːk/  us   /tɑːk/ verb [I]

(PREVENT)

to speak loudly or without stopping to prevent someone else from speaking: I tried to explain, but he just talked me down.
mainly US to persuade someone that he or she is wrong or should not act: Just as soon as the President voiced his dissent, his advisors talked him down.

(PERSUADE)

to persuade someone who is threatening to kill himself or herself not to jump from a high place: The policeman talked the girl down after she had been on the roof for two hours.
Translations of “talk sb down”
in Chinese (Traditional) 制止, 以高聲(或連續)講話制止(某人)說話…
in Chinese (Simplified) 制止, 以高声(或连续)讲话制止(某人)说话…
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