talk over


  • We talked over the fence
    We talked over the fence
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v talk over speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion "We discussed our household budget"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Talk over to persuade, convince: to discuss, consider together
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  • Adlai E. Stevenson
    “I would rather be guilty of talking over a person's head than behind his back.”
  • Tom Cruise
    Tom Cruise
    “Talk is over-rated as a means of settling disputes.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prof. Skeat takes the M. E. talken from Scand., and that from Lithuanian; Sw. tolka (Ice. túlka), to interpret—Lith. tulkas, an interpreter. Prob., however, the M. E. talken is talen, talien, to speak, with formative -k, giving a freq. or dim. force; cf. Tale.


In literature:

I talked the subject over with Mr Angus.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
I want to talk this over with you alone.
"Prudence Says So" by Ethel Hueston
The giant talked over the matter with his wife.
"Tales of Giants from Brazil" by Elsie Spicer Eells
Post your letter, and I'll walk with you while we talk over it.
"Post Haste" by R.M. Ballantyne
I have important matters to talk over with you, my boy.
"The Golden Dream" by R.M. Ballantyne
We've a lot to talk over.
"We Three" by Gouverneur Morris
I think we had better have a talk over the matter together.
"The Dash for Khartoum" by George Alfred Henty
On Monday morning I left her in charge of Green and went to talk over matters with the General Superintendent.
"The Expressman and the Detective" by Allan Pinkerton
It was talked over between Agnes and Paul.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
But there's ample time to talk over details.
"Mary Louise in the Country" by L. Frank Baum (AKA Edith Van Dyne)

In poetry:

Light your cigarette, then, in this shadow,
And talk to her, your arm engaged with hers.
Heavily over your heads the eaten maple
In the dead air of August strains and stirs.
"Asphalt" by Conrad Potter Aiken
To talk thus is folly! I doubt not thy truth,
A few years of absence will quickly pass over,
I scorn other perils that menace my youth,
From that wound, I must own, I could never recover!
"Song III" by Matilda Betham
Oh Maggie, ask me in to tea
And we can talk things over,
And contemplate the nuptial state,
For I am still your lover:
And though the bell be slow to chime
We'll no be grudgin' o' the time.
"Old Sweethearts" by Robert W Service
Over the wide green downs and bleak,
Unthinking, free I walked,
And saw your shadow fluttering by.
Almost it talked,
Answering what I dared not speak
While thoughts of you ran fluttering by....
"Your Shadow" by John Freeman
Many t'ank for your advice, an' it may be good for some,
But de reason you was geev' it is n't very hard to seek--
Yass! it's easy seein' now w'en de talk is over, how
You dunno ma leetle boy Dominique?
"Dominique" by William Henry Drummond
I don't so love blossoms I want to die. I'm afraid,
Once they are gone, of old age still more impetuous.
And they scatter gladly, by the branchful. Let's talk
Things over, little buds —-open delicately, sparingly.
"Alone, Looking For Blossoms Along The River" by Du Fu

In news:

United Airlines said Friday it had begun urgent talks to win over mechanics who rejected wage cuts the company considers key in its bid to get badly needed loans.
18 days of upheaval at U-Va. President Teresa Sullivan's removal came after 'extended' talks over school's health.
Builders and uneasy Hixson residents to talk over proposal.
North Branch city councilors and school board members talk over mutual interests.
South Korea dials back tough talk over Cheonan sinking.
Not much trash talk over 'recycle or else'.
Let's talk turkey over traditions.
Stock futures gain on optimism over budget talk.
Aggie Head Coach Kevin Sumlin will spend a few minutes talking about Johnny and then turn the call over to Johnny Manziel to answer questions.
Yesterday's Sunday Telegraph article saying Facebook (FB) and Yahoo(YHOO) were in talks over partnering in search is bunk.
Belton tight end Durham Smythe talks with HornsNation's Max Olson about his decision to become Texas' 13th commit for its 2013 recruiting class and why he chose the Longhorns over Stanford.
Rio Tinto in Talks With Mozambique Over Environmental Concerns.
Although WPP Group's $1.9 billion offer to acquire audience researcher Taylor Nelson Sofres was rejected over the the weekend, the UK ad holding firm is still pressing the TNS' board for more talks, the Guardian reported.
"We moved that over into the software business and did a connector for VantagePoint Energy that talks to EnergyMetrix and its data sources as we can combine the energy data with the things that VantagePoint does," McPherson explained.
Tom Waddle and John Jurkovic talk about the Bears' win over the Bucs in London.

In science:

To further stress the fact that the cross-talk potentially introduced by the readout electronics is negligible, we plot in figure 11 a passage of the sky simulator fake planet (equivalent to mars) over a pixel, compared with the simultaneous readout of one of the adjacent tones, placed off-resonance.
Electronics and data acquisition demonstrator for a kinetic inductance camera
The point of this is that we will need to talk about symmetric monoids in other strict 2-categories, e.g., categories fibered over some fixed category S.
Supersymmetric field theories and generalized cohomology
In the definition below, we will need to talk about distributions over subsets I ⊆ [n], where each element of [n] has probability p of being in I .
Quantum to Classical Randomness Extractors
Of course, this could be just a result of taking an average over the environment (remember that we are talking about events whose probabilities decay to zero) so one is naturally intrigued by what the typical (quenched) decay of P2n ω (0, 0) might be.
Recent progress on the Random Conductance Model
In this talk I give an overview over continuous and discrete groups and how these are used in the field of model building as flavor symmetries.
Proceedings of the first workshop on Flavor Symmetries and consequences in Accelerators and Cosmology (FLASY2011)