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

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"talk sb out of sth" in British English

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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 parents tried 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

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talk sb out of sth

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

to persuade someone not to do something:

He threatened to resign, but his boss managed to talk him out of it.

(Definition of “talk sb out of sth” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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