since 1997, the world's premier FREE website for learners + teachers of English
Get your 7 Secrets FREE

hold talks

This page is about the collocation hold talks

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to have formal or official discussions about an issue or a situation

For example

  • World leaders are holding talks on the worsening conflict in the Middle East.

  • The next round of trade talks will be held in Brussels later this year.

Note:
Related collocations include "hold discussions", "hold a meeting", "hold a conference", etc.

Quick Quiz

The president often holds talks with

a. leaders and high-ranking officials

b. journalists and reporters

c. his family and friends

Contributor: Matt Errey