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English definition of “talk”

talk

verb
 
 
/tɔːk/
SAY [I] A1 to say things to someone: We were just talking about Simon's new girlfriend. The teacher's always telling him to stop talking. It was nice talking to you. mainly US It was nice talking with you.Saying and utteringSaying again
DISCUSS [I] B2 to discuss something with someone, often to try to find a solution to a disagreement: The two sides have agreed to talk.Debate and discussion
talk about sth/doing sth to think about or make plans to do something in the future: They're talking about building a new fire station just up the road.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
talk business/politics, etc to discuss a particular subject: I don't like to talk business over lunch.Debate and discussion
talking of sth UK (US speaking of sth) used when you are going to start talking about something that is related to what has just been said: Talking of holidays, did you hear about Lesley's skiing trip? → See also speak/talk of the devilTopics and areas of interest
(Definition of talk verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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