speak in order to give information or express ideas or feelings; converse or communicate by spoken words:the two men talkedwe’d sit and talk about jazzit was no use talking to Anthony [with object]:you’re talking rubbish
have the power of speech:he can talk as well as you or I can
discuss personal or intimate feelings:we need to talk, Maggie
have formal dealings or discussions; negotiate:they won’t talk to the regime that killed their families
[with object] (be talking) informal used to emphasize the seriousness, importance, or extent of the thing one is mentioning or in the process of discussing:we’re talking big money
[with object] use (a particular language) in speech:we were talking German
[with object] persuade or cause (someone) to do something by talking:don’t try to talk me into acting as a go-between
reveal secret or confidential information; betray secrets.
gossip:you’ll have the whole school talking
conversation; discussion:there was a slight but noticeable lull in the talk
a period of conversation or discussion, especially a relatively serious one:my mother had a talk with Louis
an informal address or lecture.
rumor, gossip, or speculation:there is talk of an armistice
empty promises or boasting:he’s all talk
(the talk of) a current subject of widespread gossip or speculation in (a particular place):within days I was the talk of the town
(talks) formal discussions or negotiations over a period:peace talks
don't talk to me about ——
informal said in protest when someone introduces a subject of which the speaker has had bitter personal experience.
know what one is talking about
be expert or authoritative on a specified subject.