talk sb out of sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “talk sb out of sth” in the English Dictionary

"talk sb out of sth" in British English

See all translations

talk sb out of sth

phrasal verb with talk uk   /tɔːk/  us   /tɑːk/ verb [I]
C2 to ​persuade someone not to do something: [+ -ing verb] Her ​parentstried to ​talk her out of getting ​engaged.
(Definition of talk sb out of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"talk sb out of sth" in Business English

See all translations

talk sb out of sth

phrasal verb with talk uk   us   /tɔːk/ verb [I]
to persuade someone not to do something: He threatened to ​resign, but his ​bossmanaged to ​talk him out of it.
(Definition of talk sb out of sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “talk sb out of sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 说服(某人)放弃…
in Chinese (Traditional) 說服(某人)放棄…
What is the pronunciation of talk sb out of sth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

conker

the shiny brown poisonous nut of a horse chestnut tree

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More