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gossip

2 verb
     
gossip2 [intransitive]
to talk about other people's behaviour and private lives, often including remarks that are unkind or untrue
gossip about
The whole town was gossiping about them.
WORD FOCUS: talk WORD FOCUS: talk
chat/natter British English to talk in a friendly way about things that are not very important
gossip
to talk about other people's private lives
drone on
/go on British English/hold forth waffle British English ramble to talk for too long in a boring way
whisper
to talk very quietly
mumble
/murmur mutter to talk in a way that is difficult to hear
talk

See also
talk

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