Translation of "talk sb down" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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talk sb down

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


UK to speak loudly or without stopping to prevent someone else from speaking

I tried to explain, but he just talked me down. 我想解释一下,但他一直在滔滔不绝地说着,根本不让我插话。


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. 那个女孩在屋顶上呆了两小时后,终于被警察劝了下来。

(Translation of “talk sb down” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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