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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.
talk out somethingalso 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
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]
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.