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talk sb down

phrasal verb with talk uk   /tɔːk/  us   /tɑːk/ verb [I]
  • (PREVENT)

UK to ​speakloudly 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 ​advisorstalked him down.
  • (PERSUADE)

to ​persuade someone who is ​threatening to ​kill himself or herself not to ​jump from a high ​place: The ​policemantalked the ​girl down after she had been on the ​roof for two ​hours.
(Definition of talk sb down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “talk sb down”
in Chinese (Simplified) 制止, 以高声(或连续)讲话制止(某人)说话…
in Chinese (Traditional) 制止, 以高聲(或連續)講話制止(某人)說話…
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