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I have come across different usages of the words talk and talking, but I am unaware of the meaning which is being derived of that specific usage.
Talk a person down.
Gain agreement by talking.
Talking a person over.
Talking a person round.
What do these expressions mean and where can they be used?
1. To persuade: I talked them around to my point of view.
2. To speak indirectly about: talked around the subject but never got to the point.
talk at To address orally with no regard for or interest in a reaction or response.
1. To make an impertinent or insolent reply.
2. To make a belligerent response: heavy guns talking back.
1. To depreciate: talked down the importance of the move.
2. To speak with insulting condescension: talked down to her subordinates.
3. To silence (a person), especially by speaking in a loud and domineering manner.
4. To direct and control (the flight of an aircraft during an approach for landing) by radioed instructions either from the ground or a nearby aircraft.
1. To discuss (a matter) exhaustively: I talked out the problem with a therapist.
2. To resolve or settle by discussion.
3. Chiefly British To block (proposed legislation) by filibustering.
1. To consider thoroughly in conversation; discuss: talked the matter over.
2. To win (someone) over by persuasion: talked them over to our side.
1. To speak in favor of; promote: talked the candidate up; talked up the new product.
2. To speak up in a frank, often insolent manner.
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