Phrasal Verb: Talk down

Talk down

Meaning: Try to make something sound less important

Example: The company CEO TALKED DOWN the recent fall in shares.

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Talk down

Meaning: Persuade someone not to jump off a high place to kill themselves

Example: A man was threatening to jump off the building but the police TALKED him DOWN.

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