Meaning of pep talk

pep' talk"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a vigorous, emotional talk, as to a person or group, intended to arouse enthusiasm, increase determination to succeed, etc.: The coach gave the team a pep talk before the game.


Pronunciation: (pep'tôk"), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to give a pep talk to (a person, group, etc.).
  1. to deliver a pep talk.
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