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Talk Down

To encourage a stock price to decline. Talking down can be a form of price manipulation (in which case it is illegal) or it simply may be a self-fulfilling prophesy. For example, an analyst may believe a stock is overvalued and publish an article saying so. This may spook investors into selling, which itself would cause the price to decline.
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There was minor disruption to local trains before the men were talked down from the bridge at around 8.
He wasn't talked down in terms of by the negotiator.
In the past, Chief Supt Hesketh has talked down hostage takers all over the world, including in Latvia and South Africa, and orchestrated the release of a hostage who was about to be executed.
The redneck who once warned anybody who talked down his country that they were walking on his fightin' side plainly but witheringly criticizes the Iraq war and its national media coverage in the debate-sparking single ``That's the News.
A POLICEWOMAN who climbed a 120ft crane in the dark and talked down a suicidal man received a bravery award yesterday.
Simon Medland, QC, prosecuting insisted Wilcocks was simply an "angry man" who did not like being talked down to by women.
She was eventually talked down by a police officer and taken to Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield, where she is currently being treated.
A MAN had to be talked down from Blyth pier after threatening to jump into the harbour.
Dave said: "This guy talked down to me about everything, including the dress code.
During the second innings of the nine-wicket defeat at Mohali earlier this week, Harmison sent down only four overs - but both coach Duncan Fletcher and captain Andrew Flintoff talked down suggestions of injury.
In October, police negotiators twice talked down men who scaled Newport Bridge.
Those who held Danny Pearl were not looking to be talked down,'' Hier said.