smooth-talk

smooth-talk

vb (tr)
to persuade, using a slick, practised, or competent manner that hints of insincerity, glibness, and cynical manipulation
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smooth-talk


Past participle: smooth-talked
Gerund: smooth-talking

Imperative
smooth-talk
smooth-talk
Present
I smooth-talk
you smooth-talk
he/she/it smooth-talks
we smooth-talk
you smooth-talk
they smooth-talk
Preterite
I smooth-talked
you smooth-talked
he/she/it smooth-talked
we smooth-talked
you smooth-talked
they smooth-talked
Present Continuous
I am smooth-talking
you are smooth-talking
he/she/it is smooth-talking
we are smooth-talking
you are smooth-talking
they are smooth-talking
Present Perfect
I have smooth-talked
you have smooth-talked
he/she/it has smooth-talked
we have smooth-talked
you have smooth-talked
they have smooth-talked
Past Continuous
I was smooth-talking
you were smooth-talking
he/she/it was smooth-talking
we were smooth-talking
you were smooth-talking
they were smooth-talking
Past Perfect
I had smooth-talked
you had smooth-talked
he/she/it had smooth-talked
we had smooth-talked
you had smooth-talked
they had smooth-talked
Future
I will smooth-talk
you will smooth-talk
he/she/it will smooth-talk
we will smooth-talk
you will smooth-talk
they will smooth-talk
Future Perfect
I will have smooth-talked
you will have smooth-talked
he/she/it will have smooth-talked
we will have smooth-talked
you will have smooth-talked
they will have smooth-talked
Future Continuous
I will be smooth-talking
you will be smooth-talking
he/she/it will be smooth-talking
we will be smooth-talking
you will be smooth-talking
they will be smooth-talking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been smooth-talking
you have been smooth-talking
he/she/it has been smooth-talking
we have been smooth-talking
you have been smooth-talking
they have been smooth-talking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been smooth-talking
you will have been smooth-talking
he/she/it will have been smooth-talking
we will have been smooth-talking
you will have been smooth-talking
they will have been smooth-talking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been smooth-talking
you had been smooth-talking
he/she/it had been smooth-talking
we had been smooth-talking
you had been smooth-talking
they had been smooth-talking
Conditional
I would smooth-talk
you would smooth-talk
he/she/it would smooth-talk
we would smooth-talk
you would smooth-talk
they would smooth-talk
Past Conditional
I would have smooth-talked
you would have smooth-talked
he/she/it would have smooth-talked
we would have smooth-talked
you would have smooth-talked
they would have smooth-talked
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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You know this isn't too-too major, so you're pretty sure you can smooth-talk your way out of it.
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