fast-talk
transitive verb Date: 1946 to influence or persuade by fluent, facile, and usually deceptive or tricky talk <
fast-talked him into buying a lemon
>
fast-talker noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • fast-talk — ☆ fast talk [fast′tôk′, fäst′tôk′ ] vt. Informal to persuade with fast, smooth, but often deceitful talk …   English World dictionary

  • fast-talk — /fast tawk , fahst /, v.t. to persuade with facile argument, usually with the intention to deceive or to overwhelm rational objections: The salesperson tried to fast talk me into buying a suit I didn t want. [1945 50, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • fast-talk — fast′ talk v. t. to persuade with clever or facile argument • Etymology: 1945–50, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • fast-talk — v. (colloq.) (D; tr.) to fast talk into; out of (to fast talk smb. into doing smt.) * * * [ˌfɑːs(t) tɔːk] out of (to fast talk smb. into doing smt.) (colloq.) (D;tr.) to fast talkinto …   Combinatory dictionary

  • fast-talk — /ˈfast tɔk/ (say fahst tawk) verb (t) to confuse or deceive by rapid and often irrelevant talk. –fast talking, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • fast-talk — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: fast (I) + talk, n. slang : to influence or persuade by fluent and facile and usually deceptive or tricky talk fast talked tribal chieftains … out of a parcel of rain drenched, tropical real estate Newsweek… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fast-talk — verb To use clever talk in order to persuade someone to do something rash …   Wiktionary

  • fast-talk — verb informal, chiefly N. Amer. pressurize into doing something using rapid or misleading speech …   English new terms dictionary

  • fast-talking — fastˈ talking adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑fast * * * fast talking UK [ˌfɑːst ˈtɔːkɪŋ] US [ˌfæst ˈtɔkɪŋ] adjective talking very quickly, especially in order to trick someone or to persuade them to buy something Thesaurus: words used to describe… …   Useful english dictionary

  • talk a mile a minute — talk fast, talk quickly    Mimi talks a mile a minute. It s hard to understand her …   English idioms

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”