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English definition of “talk sb into/out of (doing) sth”

talk sb into/out of (doing) sth

phrasal verb with talk     /tɔːk/ verb
B2 to persuade someone to do or not do something: We managed to talk Lisa into doing the cooking . Jeff talked me out of painting the room pink .Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
(Definition of talk sb into/out of (doing) sth from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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