Definition of fast-talk in US English:



[with object]North American
  • Pressure (someone) into doing something using rapid or misleading speech.

    ‘heroin dealers tried to fast-talk him into a quick sale’
    • ‘Visions of rude, fast-talking, brash Yankees flashed briefly through my adolescent mind from tales overheard from relatives.’
    • ‘I'm not talking about turning them into hard-core, fast-talking salespeople.’
    • ‘They fast-talk you for 15 seconds and then have you sign up for something you could be paying off for the rest of your life.’
    • ‘They are fast-talking agents who weasel monster contracts from owners for rookies who've quickly lost sight of just how lucky they are to have the opportunity to play in the NFL.’
    • ‘Once again, they have fast-talked their way out of sentencing; the Court has no choice but to find them not guilty.’
    • ‘Marcus is a pitiless, fast-talking psychopath who can turn his disadvantages into yours in one sentence flat.’
    • ‘Joseph meets fast-talking fellow immigrant Max, on his train ride to Toronto.’
    • ‘He watched Brooke inch towards the door, fast-talking her way to get in, as it looked.’
    • ‘The plot thickens when the hatched scheme takes an unexpected turn and the drama that follows is a maelstrom of seedy night spots, dumb cigarette girls, fast-talking heavies and quotable one-liners.’
    • ‘This slim fast-talking man is a whiz with an auction hammer.’
    • ‘The two fast-talking characters are gone but the lively hustle at Peel and Ste-Catherine lives on.’
    • ‘The notion that sharp-suited, fast-talking salesmen make the world go round is simply not true.’
    • ‘He shines as an energetic con artist who fast-talks himself onto the team.’
    • ‘But don't pester him about his philosophical 180 from fast-talking danger-lover to caring family man.’
    • ‘I couldn't believe how flustered I was getting over Tyler's fast-talking smooth persona.’
    • ‘Every once in awhile though, glimpses of the old Eddie - the raw, deliriously over-the-top, fast-talking nutjob we all know and love - break through.’
    • ‘The imposing Egyptian-born executive is used to saying no - even to quick-thinking, fast-talking Irishmen promising to revolutionise his business.’
    • ‘Most war-related scams are promoted by fast-talking telemarketers or over the Internet, he says.’
    • ‘I guess some people would find it amusing to watch him fast-talk his way through situations, but these scenes just didn't stir my coffee.’
    • ‘But while losing none of his combative, fast-talking panache and his showman style, he's decided he has to clean up his act if he is to survive politically.’
    coerce, pressure, pressurize, bring pressure to bear on, use pressure on, put pressure on, constrain, lean on, press, push
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