1. To articulate (words):
The baby is talking sentences now.
2. To give expression to in words:
3. To speak of or discuss (something):
talk music; talk business.
4. To speak or know how to speak in (an idiom or a language):
talked French with the flight crew.
5. To gain, influence, or bring into a specified state by talking:
talked me into coming; talked their way out of trouble.
6. To spend (a period of time) by or as if by talking:
talked the evening away.
7. To converse by means of spoken language:
8. To articulate words:
The baby can talk.
9. To imitate the sounds of human speech:
The parrot talks.
10. To express one's thoughts or emotions by means of spoken language:
talked about the pros and cons of the issue.
11. To convey one's thoughts in a way other than by spoken words:
talk with one's hands.
12. To express one's thoughts in writing:
Voltaire talks about London in this book.
13. To parley or negotiate with someone:
Let's talk before continuing to fight.
14. To spread rumors; gossip:
If you do that, people will talk.
15. To allude to something:
Are you talking about last week?
16. To consult or confer with someone:
I talked with the doctor.
17. To reveal information concerning oneself or others, especially under pressure:
Has the prisoner talked?
18. Informal To be efficacious:
19. An exchange of ideas or opinions; a conversation.
20. A speech or lecture.
21. Hearsay, rumor, or speculation:
There is talk of bankruptcy.
22. A subject of conversation:
a musical that is the talk of the town.
23. Often talks A conference or negotiation:
常作 talks 会议，谈判：
24. Jargon; slang:
25. Empty speech or unnecessary discussion:
much talk and no action.
26. A particular manner of speech:
baby talk; honeyed talk.
27. Something, such as the sounds of animals, felt to resemble human talk:
28. To persuade:
I talked them around to my point of view.
29. To speak indirectly about something:
talked around the subject but never got to the point.
30. To address someone orally with no regard for or interest in the person's reaction or response.
31. To make an impertinent reply:
a saucy child who talked back.
32. To make a belligerent response:
heavy guns talking back.
33. To depreciate:
talked down the importance of the move.
34. To address someone with insulting condescension:
talked down to her subordinates.
35. To silence (a person), especially by speaking in a loud and domineering manner.
36. 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.
37. To discuss (a matter) exhaustively:
I talked out the problem with a therapist.
38. To resolve or settle by discussion.
39. Chiefly British To block (proposed legislation) by filibustering.
40. To consider thoroughly in conversation; discuss:
talked the matter over.
41. To win (someone) over by persuasion:
talked them over to our side.
42. To speak in favor of; promote:
talked the candidate up; talked up the new product.
43. To speak up in a frank, often insolent manner.
44. To brag.
45. To speak rationally and coherently.
46. Middle English talken * see del- 2
中古英语 talken *参见 del- 2