discourse upon

discourse upon
phrasal verb discourse on or discourse upon [transitive]
Word forms "discourse on/upon":
present tense I/you/we/they discourse on/upon he/she/it discourses on/upon present participle discoursing on/upon past tense discoursed on/upon past participle discoursed on/upon formal
to talk for a long time about a particular subject

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