trash-talk


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trash-talk

(trăsh′tôk′)
intr.v. trash-talked, trash-talk·ing, trash-talks
To speak disparagingly, often insultingly or abusively about a person or group.

[African American Vernacular English.]

trash′-talk′er n.
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AT WELSH Labour's General Election campaign launch (Western Mail, May 9), First Minister Carwyn Jones said: "Do not let the Tories trash-talk our NHS - we'll stand up for our doctors and nurses."
Asked if he did indeed trash-talk right back, Bryant said "of course I did.
At the end of their debate--which was a subtle mix of scientific evidence and 'trash-talk' which wouldn't be out of place in a boxing weigh-in--delegates could vote for the winners.
"I want him to wake up the next morning, brush his teeth in the mirror, and ask himself, 'Why did I ever question and trash-talk Paul Kelly?''.
Anticipation continues to build ahead of Saturday's welterweight showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey without the trash-talk normally associated with boxing's hype machine.
Longball Cellars CaberReyes Baseball season is in full swing (pun intended), and that can only mean two things: rooting for the home team and imbibing enough stadium-sized alcoholic beverages to grease the wheels on the trash-talk train.
After Popov had beaten Hall by hundredths of a second in the 100-meter freestyle, poolside interviews continued the "bitter rivalry" theme, despite the fact that the cameras had inadvertently caught the two swimmers chatting jovially in the water as they waited for the official results to be posted, and despite the fact that they both said that their pre-race trash-talk was, as Hall described it, "just part of the psyching up process." The interviewer asked Hall if losing to the Russian would "eat away" at him, and he said, no, he was happy to have won a silver medal for the United States.
Pacquiao insisted he's not bothered by Thurman's trash-talk. "Hindi naman ako galit (I'm not mad)," the Filipino icon told Filipino reporters after another intense training session at the Wild Card Gym here on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).
WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO has fired an opening salvo at Tyson Fury, claiming he is better known for trash-talk than fighting.
It's not everyday that a Filipina lady can trash-talk Mayweather right in the face, so she just had to grab the opportunity.
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