talk out of

verb
persuade someone not to do something
Ant: ↑talk into
Hypernyms: ↑dissuade, ↑deter
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody into V-ing something

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talk out of [phrasal verb]
1 talk (someone) out of (something) : to prevent (someone) from doing (something) by talking about the good reasons for not doing it : to persuade or convince (someone) not to do (something)

He talked her out of quitting school.

2 talk (yourself) out of (something) or talk your way out of (something) : to avoid (something unpleasant or undesirable) by saying things to make other people forgive or excuse you

She talked herself out of trouble. = She talked her way out of trouble. [=she got herself out of trouble by talking]

He talked his way out of staying to clean up after the party.

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Main Entry:talk

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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