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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyspeak to
he/she/itspeaks to
present participlespeaking to
past tensespoke to
past participlespoken to

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  1. speak to someone to talk to someone who has done something wrong in an effort to persuade them to improve their behaviour
    speak to someone about something:

    You really ought to speak to him about coming late to class.

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