I though Romney was being a bit of a jerk last night, talking over the moderator; this morning, this seems more understandable.
Only you,” he said, talking over the excited crowd, “can win this fight.
Two boys when coming home from the war were talking over what they were going to do.
How busy all the little tongues were, talking over what they would see and do!
After we had finished eating, I went on the bridge with him, and we got to talking over this new trader.
Come in and have your breakfast with us, and say nothing about what we've been talking over.'
After talking over several minor matters, Father Sibyla took his leave.
Because you may conjecture easily that I shall be talking over their heads.
Mrs. Dunmore and Jennie were busy in talking over the past, and forming plans for the future, when Mr. Colbert was announced.
The two Baronets were together, talking over the morning's sport.
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.