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He made little drawings of them while she talked up the edge of his paper.
He and I have talked up to the point where it seemed to me you ought to come in for a spell.
The girls ate hurriedly and then talked up in Sally's room until they thought it was time to go back.
They were dismissed, and afterwards they met and talked up at the villa.
The industry which had lately been talked up and made much of was dumped into the dustbin.
I talked up the project with some of the boys, and they agreed to dig the tunnel while Doc did the civil engineering.
I really despair now of his ever falling in love; I have talked up almost every girl in town to him, and all in vain.
early 13c., talken, probably a diminutive or frequentative form related to Middle English tale "story," ultimately from the same source as tale (cf. hark from hear, stalk from steal) and replacing that word as a verb. East Frisian has talken "to talk, chatter, whisper." Related: Talked; talking.
To talk shop is from 1854. To talk turkey is from 1824, supposedly from an elaborate joke about a swindled Indian. To talk back "answer impudently or rudely" is from 1869. Phrase talking head is by 1966 in the jargon of television production, "an in-tight closeup of a human head talking on television." In reference to a person who habitually appears on television in talking-head shots (usually a news anchor), by 1970. The phrase is used earlier, in reference to the well-known magic trick (e.g. Senior Wences talking head-in-the-box trick on the "Ed Sullivan Show"), and to actual talking heads in mythology around the world (e.g. Orpheus, Bran).
late 15c., "speech, discourse, conversation," from talk (v.). Meaning "informal lecture or address" is from 1859. Talk of the town first recorded 1620s. Talk show first recorded 1965; talk radio is from 1985.