Meaning of “speak out/up” in the English Dictionary


"speak out/up" in English

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speak out/up

phrasal verb with speak uk /spiːk/ us /spiːk/ verb spoke, spoken

to give your opinion about something in public, especially on a subject that you have strong feelings about:

If no one has the courage to speak out against the system, things will never improve.

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(Definition of “speak out/up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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