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for To talk to
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
talk \talk\ (t[add]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. talked (t[add]kt);
p. pr. & vb. n. talking.] [Cf. LG. talk talk, gabble, Prov.
G. talken to speak indistinctly; or OD. tolken to interpret,
MHG. tolkan to interpret, to tell, to speak indistinctly,
Dan. tolke to interpret, Sw. tolka, Icel. t[=u]lka to
interpret, t[=u]lkr an interpreter, Lith. tulkas an
interpreter, tulkanti, tulk[=o]ti, to interpret, Russ.
tolkovate to interpret, to talk about; or perhaps fr. OE.
talien to speak (see tale, v. i. & n.).]
1. To utter words; esp., to converse familiarly; to speak, as
in familiar discourse, when two or more persons
I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you,
walk with you, and so following, but I will not eat
with you. --Shak.
2. To confer; to reason; to consult.
Let me talk with thee of thy judgments. --Jer. xii.
3. To prate; to speak impertinently. [Colloq.]
To talk of, to relate; to tell; to give an account of; as,
authors talk of the wonderful remains of Palmyra. "The
natural histories of Switzerland talk much of the fall of
these rocks, and the great damage done." --Addison.
To talk to, to advise or exhort, or to reprove gently; as,
I will talk to my son respecting his conduct. [Colloq.]
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