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pipe up

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with pipe   /paɪp/ us  
to suddenly start to speak or make a noise: In the silence that followed, a lone voice piped up from the back of the room.
Translations of “pipe up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 突然開始說話(或發出噪音)…
in Russian подавать голос…
in Turkish aniden söylemek, hemen söyleyivermek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 突然开始说话(或发出噪声)…
in Polish wtrącać się…
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