speak up
intransitive verb Date: 1681 1. to speak loudly and distinctly 2. to express an opinion freely <
speak up for truth and justice — Clive Bell

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • speak\ up — • speak out • speak up v 1. To speak in a loud or clear voice. The trucker told the shy boy to speak up. 2. To speak in support of or against someone or something. Willie spoke up for Dan as club president. Ed spoke up against letting girls join… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • speak up — speak out / speak up [v] make one’s position known assert, come out with, declare, have one’s say*, insist, let voice be heard*, make oneself heard, make plain, say loud and clear*, sound off*, speak loudly, speak one’s mind*, stand up for;… …   New thesaurus

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  • speak up — speak louder, crank it up    Please speak up so everyone can hear you …   English idioms

  • speak up — so we can hear you Syn: speak loudly, speak clearly, raise one s voice; shout, yell, bellow; informal holler …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • speak up — speak in a loud or clear voice I had to ask the teacher to speak up as I couldn t hear him at all …   Idioms and examples

  • speak up — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you speak up, you say something, especially to defend a person or protest about something, rather than just saying nothing. [V P for n] Uncle Herbert never argued, never spoke up for himself... [V P] Don t be afraid of speaking …   English dictionary

  • speak up — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms speak up : present tense I/you/we/they speak up he/she/it speaks up present participle speaking up past tense spoke up past participle spoken up 1) to talk louder You have to speak up. The people in the back …   English dictionary

  • speak up — verb 1. express one s opinion openly and without fear or hesitation (Freq. 1) John spoke up at the meeting • Syn: ↑opine, ↑speak out, ↑animadvert, ↑sound off • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • speak up — to express your opinion. He went there to speak up for human rights, and he was arrested for doing it. If you need help, you have to speak up or no one will know. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of speak up (= to talk more loudly) …   New idioms dictionary

  • speak up — verb a) To talk more loudly or plainly. Could you speak up? I cant hear you. b) To make oneself or ones opinions known; to advocate or assert oneself. I feel that somebody has to speak up for those oppressed by the system …   Wiktionary

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