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English definition of “talk sb down”

talk sb down

(PREVENT) phrasal verb with talk     /tɔːk/ US  /tɑːk/ verb [I]
to speak loudly or without stopping to prevent someone else from speaking: I tried to explain, but he just talked me down.Interrupting and preventing from speaking
(Definition of talk sb down (PREVENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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