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English definition of “talk sb round”

talk sb round

UK phrasal verb with talk     /tɔːk/ US  /tɑːk/ verb [I]
to persuade someone to agree with you or to do what you want them to do: She's not keen on the idea but we think we can talk her round.Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
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