*talk (someone) down*

talk (someone) down

Definition: to stop someone speaking by talking at the same time for longer and more loudly.

(This phrasal verb has more than one meaning)

E.g.1: He doesn’t even wait for people to stop speaking – he just talks them down.
E.g.2: Both factions at the meeting were trying to talk the other side down. In the end the chairman had to call for order.

This phrasal verb can be separated. (E.g. 1 and 2)

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