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phrasal verb [transitive] American
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theytalk around
he/she/ittalks around
present participletalking around
past tensetalked around
past participletalked around
  1. 1
    talk someone around to succeed in persuading someone to agree to something

    She’s not happy it, but I’m sure I can talk her around.

  2. 2
    talk around something to discuss something in a general way and without dealing with the most important issues
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