Definitions

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  • v. to discuss
  • v. to persuade someone; to talk around

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion

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Examples

  • After the salutes and the congratulations, Nahath said, "I've got a little problem I'd like to talk over with you, sir."

    Advance and Retreat

  • After he had presented them, he then saidto the King: "Sir, I shall come-morrow and talk over my business with you."

    The Memoirs of the Lord of Joinville

  • So he had a short talk over the air with Lmkman, explaining the route he intended to follow, and then fell into a long discussion with the FOO, Captain Pat Kendal, in order to devise a local fire plan which would:

    First Clash

  • There we should talk over the lessons of the day, or lose them in music, chess or the merriments of our family companions.

    Letters

  • He was going to talk over one or two points with Dr Maverick this evening. '

    Twin Moons

  • The greatest honour done to Les Jardies during the hermit's residence there was a visit of Victor Hugo, who came to talk over the affairs of the Men of Letters Society.

    Balzac

  • Dr. Swain prescribed for her and for several others who asked for medicines; then they returned to the Rest House to get their breakfast and talk over the interview, and to thank God for his great bounty to the mission work.

    Clara A Swain MD

  • Here, as was natural, the London clergy had of late been in the habit of meeting to talk over the Church-question, so that at length a weekly conclave had been arranged, and Sion College had become a kind of discussion forum, apart from the Assembly, and yet in connexion with it.

    The Life of John Milton

  • ALL day, at his office, Abel answered questions and gave advice to those who dropped in to talk over a rumour which was said to come from the palace; for his intimacy with Abraham Zakuto and Bartholomew Diaz was known to give authority to his information about court matters.

    Spice and the Devil's Cave

  • The Queen and Elspeth were deep in talk over a great book of photographs of crowns and diadems and circlets, "for I know my weakness about jewellery, you see, and how it can lead me astray, but your taste, dear Rowena, is quite faultless … Now, if it were set so, among the fleurs-de-lys …"

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

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