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’
    • ‘I couldn't believe how flustered I was getting over Tyler's fast-talking smooth persona.’
    • ‘Once again, they have fast-talked their way out of sentencing; the Court has no choice but to find them not guilty.’
    • ‘Joseph meets fast-talking fellow immigrant Max, on his train ride to Toronto.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He shines as an energetic con artist who fast-talks himself onto the team.’
    • ‘The notion that sharp-suited, fast-talking salesmen make the world go round is simply not true.’
    • ‘The two fast-talking characters are gone but the lively hustle at Peel and Ste-Catherine lives on.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Marcus is a pitiless, fast-talking psychopath who can turn his disadvantages into yours in one sentence flat.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Visions of rude, fast-talking, brash Yankees flashed briefly through my adolescent mind from tales overheard from relatives.’
    • ‘But don't pester him about his philosophical 180 from fast-talking danger-lover to caring family man.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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'm not talking about turning them into hard-core, fast-talking salespeople.’
    • ‘He watched Brooke inch towards the door, fast-talking her way to get in, as it looked.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This slim fast-talking man is a whiz with an auction hammer.’
    coerce, pressure, pressurize, bring pressure to bear on, use pressure on, put pressure on, constrain, lean on, press, push
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