sweet-talking


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sweet-talk

(swēt′tôk′)
v. sweet-talked, sweet-talk·ing, sweet-talks Informal
v.tr.
To coax or cajole with flattery.
v.intr.
To use flattery.
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sweet-talking

[ˈswiːttɔːkɪŋ] ADJzalamero
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