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talk someone or something over (with someone)

to discuss someone or something with someone. I want to talk John over with my staff. I will talk over this matter with Sam.
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talk something over

to discuss something. Come into my office so we can talk this over. We talked over the plans for nearly an hour.
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talk over something

to use something, such as a microphone, intercom, or telephone, to talk. I don't mind talking over the telephone. I will talk to Jeff over the intercom and see what he thinks about the idea.
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talk over

1. Discuss thoroughly, as in Let's talk over the entire plan and see if we discover any flaws. [First half of 1700s]
2. Win someone over by persuasion, as in We talked them over to our point of view. [First half of 1800s] Also see talk around.
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talk over

v.
1. To consider something thoroughly in conversation; discuss something: We talked the matter over. The panel talked over the proposal.
2. To succeed in gaining the favor or support of someone by persuasion: We talked them over to our side.
3. To speak and be heard amid some loud noise: It is impossible to talk over the noise of the machines.
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