What does ‘talk’ mean?

The word ‘talk’ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to communicate using words.

For example:

  • The children won’t stop talking.


Talk is a regular verb. The past tense and past participle is talked. Click here to find out how to correctly pronounce ‘ed’ in the past tense.

idiomatic phrasal verbs

Did you know phrasal verbs are sometimes used in idioms? See if you can spot any. If you don’t know any phrasal verbs with ‘talk’, click here to learn them.

verb phrases - talk
talk idioms - money talks
talk idioms - small talk
talk idioms - smooth talker
talk expressions - talk shop
talk expressions - talk shop
verb phrase - talk the hind leg off a donkey
talk expressions - pillow talk


Hey, did you know the verb ‘talk’ has many phrasal verbs. Since you like idioms and phrases, you obviously want to improve your fluency and speak like a native.

Am I right?


I thought you might like to learn the phrasal verbs with ‘talk’ too. They are very common in informal English and great to know/be able to understand if you happen to be speaking to a native. We use them all the time, like literally ALL the time.