talk over


talked over; talking over; talks over

transitive verb

: to review or consider in conversation : discuss

Examples of talk over in a Sentence

your father and I will have to talk it over before agreeing to let you go on the class trip
Recent Examples on the Web The moment was widely missed due to the moderators talking over the pair while the exchange was happening, trying to regain control of the debate. Hannah Demissie, ABC News, 28 Sep. 2023 Separately last week, Disney and Comcast moved up the date for their talks over the sale of Comcast’s 33% stake in Hulu to Sept. 30 (from January 2024 previously). Todd Spangler, Variety, 8 Sep. 2023 The friends stayed in touch during Tsosie’s deployment, talking over the phone at all hours and had planned on eventually taking a trip together to that country. Jose R. Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, 22 July 2023 The event was widely criticized, including by CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour, for a format that allowed the former president to spread misinformation and talk over the moderator, Kaitlan Collins. Time, 7 June 2023 One possible change being discussed in talks over the 2023 Farm Bill is an increase of allowable delta-9 THC content in hemp to a maximum of 1% from the current 0.3% threshold. Dale Ellis, Arkansas Online, 21 Aug. 2023 The October election will be key for policy affecting Argentina’s huge farm sector, one of the world’s top exporters of soy, corn and beef, the peso currency and bonds, and ongoing talks over a $44 billion debt deal with the International Monetary Fund. Reuters, CNN, 14 Aug. 2023 Markets talk over government again, which is the point. John Tamny, Forbes, 13 Aug. 2023 The noise is hard to talk over at full wail, but the sounds are comfortable at cruising speeds. Frank Markus, Car and Driver, 1 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1734, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of talk over was in 1734

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“Talk over.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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