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belittle through talk

speak in a condescending manner, as if to a child

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direct and control (the flight of an airplane during landing) via radio

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They wanted me to gossip and talk down about people and that's not my style."
Trainee electrician Michael Westhead, 19, climbed up a ladder to talk down Anne King, 40, who was trapped dangling from a second floor window as flames swept through her home in Lugard Road, Aigburth, at 1.20am yesterday.
Brewer, in an article in the July 1980 issue reflected, "I believe that our initial warm acceptance resulted from an editorial philosophy (which we defended rather fier cely) that included: never talk down to an aviator, but speak cockpit-to-cockpit, sharing good dope; avoid 'don'ts' and never forget, as we wrote of accidents and incidents, 'There, but for the grace of God, go I'; seek to u heavy approach whenever possible-no one knows better than aviators the vulnerabilities inherent to the business, so don't lace the message with ominous threats." He added, "Their work [investigators] was a constant reminder complete loss if from it something can be gained to prevent another."
"I hate old people who think because of your age and haircut they can talk down to you." Got gossip about the stars?
Lawyers and expert witnesses who lean on legal buzzwords and technical jargon, or who talk down to jurors, are not doing their jobs and can expect to lose.
She does not talk down to them, and validates that they may be experiencing many confusing feelings after such a terrible loss.
A self-help guide that does not talk down to the reader, Radical Happiness is a guide filled with solid advice for improving self-acceptance and learning to make the most of one's life.
They're in the minority but they're there, no matter how much museum education departments may wish to talk down to them.
It's refreshing--and surprising--for a television program not to talk down to a viewer, to trust the viewer's intelligence and to assume that the viewer is reasonable well read.
Though intended for young adults, it is a reference that, although brief in descriptive information on each species, does not talk down to the reader and will appeal to all ages.
PRISON negotiators were last night attempting to talk down an inmate at Altcourse Prison who is on the roof.