speak out/up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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speak out/up

phrasal verb with speak uk   us   /spiːk/ verb (spoke, spoken)
to give ​youropinion about something in ​public, ​especially on a ​subject that you have ​strongfeelings about: If no one has the ​courage to ​speak out against the ​system, things will never ​improve.
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