V way prep/adv

The 'gossip' group

These verbs are concerned with talking in a particular way. The prepositional phrase or adverb group indicates a period of time that the talking is done in, a place where someone is moving while talking, or a situation that the person talking is trying to get into or out of.
I didn't want to hear another one of his tired excuses. He couldn't apologise his way out of this.
You should feel good enough to communicate your way through whatever problem presents itself, and bring about a fast resolution.
They lived on the same street, went to the same schools, and gossiped their way through their teenage years.
Watching him wisecracking his way round the yard, it was difficult to take his claims of imminent disaster seriously.
  • apologize
  • bicker
  • bitch
  • blather
  • communicate
  • debate
  • gossip
  • grumble
  • haggle
  • joke
  • natter
  • protest
  • rationalize
  • verbalize
  • wrangle
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