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.
  • I need to talk to my boss tomorow.

 

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.

HOT TIP – The ‘l’ in talk is not pronounced, it is a silent letter.

phrasal verbs with talk

Phrasal verbs with ‘talk’ include:

  • Talk around/round/into (persuade)
  • Talk back (respond rudely)
  • Talk down (make something sound less important)
  • Talk down to (talk to someone in a superior way)
  • Talk out of (persuade someone not to do something)
  • Talk over/through (discuss)
  • Talk up (make something sound more important)
phrasal verbs with talk

Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘talk’ in more detail and see some examples in use.

phrasal verbs with talk - talk around/round/into
phrasal verbs with talk - talk back
phrasal verbs with talk - talk down to
phrasal verbs with talk - talk down
phrasal verbs with talk - talk out of
phrasal verbs with talk - talk over/through
phrasal verbs with talk - talk up

You can download a table of phrasal verbs with talk below.

idioms with verbs – TALK

Did you know that many idiomatic expressions (idioms) in English also contain a lot of verbs? Just like phrasal verbs, idioms are a major part of the English language (slang in particular). They are used constantly amongst native English speakers and are handy to know and understand.

Now you’ve learnt all the phrasal verbs with talk, how about learning the idioms with talk too?

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