Meaning of “talk” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /tɔːk/
Extra Examples
It was a horrible argument and I don't want to talk about it.I hardly think she'll want to talk to me now that I have a new girlfriend.Is there a place where we can talk privately?I can't talk to anyone while I'm driving.I haven't the faintest idea what you're talking about.
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.

B2 to discuss something with someone, often to try to find a solution to a disagreement:

The two sides have agreed to talk.
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.
talk business/politics, etc

to discuss a particular subject:

I don't like to talk business over lunch.
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 devil

(Definition of “talk verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)