|1.||[ verb ] exchange thoughts; talk with;|
"We often talk business" also used metaphorically: "Actions talk louder than words"
|Related terms:||communicate continue converse chat_up discourse level gossip pontificate talk_turkey orate dogmatize monologuize spiel spiel talk_down rap cheek speak_for speech|
|2.||[ verb ] express in speech|
|Synonyms:||speak mouth utter verbalise verbalize|
"She talks a lot of nonsense" "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
|Related terms:||communicate shout sing whisper deliver mumble read murmur speak_of begin snap stutter bumble blurt_out babble cackle chant rant bark bay chatter gulp yack snivel hiss drone rasp speak_up verbalise inflect enthuse generalize whiff phonate troll speak_in_tongues lip_off chatter swallow open_up slur peep blubber rant speak_up verbalise mouth speaker speech sass utterance speaking verbalization mouthpiece|
|3.||[ noun ] an exchange of ideas via conversation|
"let's have more work and less talk around here"
|Related terms:||conversation dialogue yak shmooze wind heart-to-heart cant shop_talk|
|4.||[ verb ] use language|
: "the baby talks already" "the prisoner won't speak" "they speak a strange dialect"
|Related terms:||communicate run_on smatter slang speaking|
|5.||[ verb ] reveal information|
"If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!" "The former employee spilled all the details"
|Related terms:||tell tattle|
|6.||[ verb ] divulge information or secrets; spill the beans|
|Synonyms:||sing blab let_the_cat_out_of_the_bag babble babble_out blab_out peach spill_the_beans tattle|
"Be careful--his secretary talks"
|Related terms:||keep_one's_mouth_shut disclose tattle tattletale|
|7.||[ noun ] (work,education) a act of giving a talk to an audience|
"I attended an interesting talk on local history"
|Related terms:||lecture chalk_talk|
|8.||[ noun ] (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of') discussion|
"his poetry contains much talk about love and anger"
|9.||[ noun ] a speech that is open to the public|
"he attended a lecture on telecommunications"
|Related terms:||address lecture|
|10.||[ verb ] (education) deliver a lecture or talk|
"She will talk at Rutgers next week" "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?"
|Related terms:||teach preach lecture lector lecturer|
|11.||[ noun ] idle gossip or rumor|
"there has been talk about you lately"
|Related terms:||gossip tattle|