Phrasal Verb 'Talk down'

We have 3 phrasal verb definitions related to 'Talk down'.

Talk down

Try to make something sound less important

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

Talk down

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.

Talk down to

Talk in a way to show your superiority not communicate

Example: She's a dreadful teacher and TALKS DOWN TO her students instead of teaching them.