talk out


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talk something out

to settle something by discussion. Let's not get mad. Let's just talk it out. Please, let's talk out this matter calmly.
See also: out, talk

talk out something

also talk something out
to discuss a problem in detail We're trying to encourage these kids to talk out their differences. I can't stand endless arguments, so if you have a problem with me, let's talk it out.
Related vocabulary: talked out
See also: out, talk

talk out

1. Discuss a matter exhaustively, as in We talked out our marital problems with the therapist. [c. 1900] Also see talked out.
2. Resolve or settle by discussion, as in Karen felt she and her father should talk out their differences. [Mid-1800s]
See also: out, talk

talk out

v.
1. To discuss some matter completely: I talked out the problem with a therapist. The company executives talked the proposal out behind closed doors.
2. To resolve or settle something by discussion: Rather than fight, they agreed to talk it out. The counselor urged the couple to talk their problems out.
3. talk out of To persuade someone not to do something: I was going to move, but my parents talked me out of it.
4. Chiefly British To block some proposed legislation by filibustering: Certain members of Parliament talked the bill out. The bill was talked out by an MP from Manchester.
See also: out, talk