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Can their baby talk yet?
Am I talking too much?
You and I need to talk.
My wife and I aren't talking these days.
You kids never talk to me (=discuss anything important with me).
Officials agreed Monday to keep talking despite the latest crisis.
He spoiled the evening by talking politics all the time.
OK, that's our goal. Now let's talk actual tactics.
Oh yes, talking of Harry, have you seen him recently?
You can't stay here – the neighbors would talk.
In the hall a woman was talking on diet and health.
Do you think the prisoners will talk?
The software enables the two computers to talk.
"I was late, so my boss was furious." "He can talk! He's never on time!"
When we get in to see him, you'd better let me do the talking.
"You went into our room, didn't you?" "I don't know what you're talking about."
"OK, I'll give you $900." "Now you're talking!"
They were talking in terms of $20 million being made available.
I talked her into going to Atlanta with me.
His father talked him out of moving out.
We all know that he can talk the talk, but he's also walked the walk.
She eventually talked her way into a part in a movie.
This is the American English definition of talk. View British English definition of talk.
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