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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyspeak up
he/she/itspeaks up
present participlespeaking up
past tensespoke up
past participlespoken up
  1. 1
    to talk louder
    You have to speak up. The people in the back can’t hear you.
  2. 2
    to say what you think instead of saying nothing
    If anyone has a better idea, please speak up.
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