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talk over (third-person singular simple present talks over, present participle talking over, simple past and past participle talked over)

  1. (transitive) To discuss; to converse about a matter or issue.
    Come home early, we have a lot to talk over.
    • 1944 March and April, Chas. S. Lake, “Some C.M.Es. I Have Known: VIII—Sir H. N. Gresley”, in Railway Magazine, page 74:
      His reply was brief and to the point. "Come along to Doncaster," it read, "and we'll talk it over."
  2. (transitive) To persuade (someone); to talk around.
    Synonyms: talk around, win over
    I didn't like the idea at first, but they eventually talked me over.
    She is an expert at talking others over to her views/side.
  3. (transitive) To verbally interrupt (someone); to speak at the same time as someone else.
    Hyponym: shout down
    She rudely talked over her opponent in the debate.

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