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Definition of talk up

talk up

verb - transitive

  • to speak well of someone or something.
    He's been talking me up all night.


    Citation from "The Fight", Parks and Recreation (TV), Season 3 Episode 13 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Aug 10 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Oct 03 2009.

  • to chat with a person.
    He's been talking me up all night.

    Last edited on Aug 10 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Oct 03 2009.

  • to talk dirty.

    This definition is questionable and is pending deletion. It will be saved from deletion if legitimate citations are found.

    Last edited on Jul 09 2012. Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 27 2012.

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Other terms relating to 'talk':

Definitions include: a person who stands uncomfortably close to others while talking.
Definitions include: hanging out and talking about nothing.
Definitions include: see talking to.
Definitions include: so drunk that it's the alcohol talking, not you.
Definitions include: discussion using foul language, or of a sexual or otherwise offensive nature.
Definitions include: a conversation or speech designed to raise a person or group's mood or confidence.
Definitions include: honest talk.
Definitions include: the action of someone "talking shit".
Definitions include: discussion about non-sensitive topics in a social setting.
Definitions include: to make someone more agreeable to a future planned request by being complimentary, doing favors, etc.
Definitions include: begin to date.
Definitions include: to sass.
Definitions include: to make threats one doesn't plan to or cannot carry out.
Definitions include: to speak of sexual subjects.
Definitions include: audible flatulence one gets after eating food that doesn't agree with one's stomach.

Other terms relating to 'up':

Definitions include: a secret advantage.
Definitions include: to misbehave.
Definitions include: acronym of "all fucked up."
Definitions include: well dressed, wearing makeup, etc.
Definitions include: doing something emphatically.
Definitions include: energetic due to consumption of a stimulant.
Definitions include: to increase.
Definitions include: to contribute one's share.
Definitions include: to mess up.
Definitions include: to make something like ass.
Definitions include: strange, stupid; "weird".
Definitions include: stupid.
Definitions include: strange / stupid.
Definitions include: to move away from.
Definitions include: to call someone to halt, particularly when the intention is to rob.

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