English version

talk around/round

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtalk around/round phrasal verb British English1 talk somebody around/roundPERSUADE to persuade someone to change their opinion about something Leave Betty to me. I’ll soon talk her round.2 talk around/round somethingDISCUSS to discuss a problem without really dealing with the important parts of it They had spent half the night talking round the subject. talk→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
talk around/roundGet people talking round a subject.We talk round all these factors and eventually that tends to work towards a particular player.Robyn listened helplessly as they talked around and about her and remembered.He had never heard Alex talk around dope before.In the early days I remember we could spend an hour talking round one position.Why was she conspiring with him to talk around the subject rather than come to the point?We must have spent at least five minutes talking round the subject.talk around/round somethingGet people talking round a subject.We talk round all these factors and eventually that tends to work towards a particular player.Robyn listened helplessly as they talked around and about her and remembered.He had never heard Alex talk around dope before.In the early days I remember we could spend an hour talking round one position.It was the talk around the base.Why was she conspiring with him to talk around the subject rather than come to the point?We must have spent at least five minutes talking round the subject.
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Verb table
talk
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytalk
he, she, ittalks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytalked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave talked
he, she, ithas talked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad talked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill talk
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have talked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam talking
he, she, itis talking
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you, we, theyare talking
Past
I, he, she, itwas talking
you, we, theywere talking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been talking
he, she, ithas been talking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been talking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be talking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been talking
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