pipe up
intransitive verb Date: 1889 speak up

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pipe up — ► pipe up say something suddenly. Main Entry: ↑pipe …   English terms dictionary

  • pipe up — verb 1. begin to play or sing • Hypernyms: ↑perform, ↑execute, ↑do • Verb Frames: Somebody s 2. utter a shrill cry • Syn: ↑shriek, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pipe up — verb a) To speak up, especially in a robust, assertive manner. You seem to have a lot to say, remarked Silver, spitting far into the air. Pipe up and let me hear it, or lay to. b) To being singing or playing musical notes on a pipe or similar… …   Wiktionary

  • pipe up — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms pipe up : present tense I/you/we/they pipe up he/she/it pipes up present participle piping up past tense piped up past participle piped up informal to enter a conversation, for example by interrupting or… …   English dictionary

  • pipe up — speak louder We asked the speaker to pipe up so that we could hear him …   Idioms and examples

  • pipe up — Synonyms and related words: bellow out, blast, blow, blow a hurricane, blow great guns, blow over, blow up, bluster, break into music, break silence, breeze, breeze up, brew, burst into song, call out, clamor, come up, cry out, freshen, gather,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pipe up — {v.}, {informal} To speak up; to be heard. * /Mary is so shy, everyone was surprised when she piped up with a complaint at the club meeting./ * /Everyone was afraid to talk to the police, but a small child piped up./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pipe up — {v.}, {informal} To speak up; to be heard. * /Mary is so shy, everyone was surprised when she piped up with a complaint at the club meeting./ * /Everyone was afraid to talk to the police, but a small child piped up./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pipe\ up — v informal To speak up; to be heard. Mary is so shy, everyone was surprised when she piped up with a complaint at the club meeting. Everyone was afraid to talk to the police, but a small child piped up …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pipe up — PHRASAL VERB: no cont If someone who has been silent for a while pipes up, they say something, especially something surprising or strange. [V P with quote] That s right, mister, another child piped up... [V P] At which point I piped up and asked… …   English dictionary

  • pipe up — say something suddenly. → pipe …   English new terms dictionary

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