Meaning of “spoken for” in the English Dictionary


"spoken for" in English

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spoken foradjective [ after verb ]

uk /ˈspəʊ.kən ˌfɔːr/ us /ˈspoʊ.kən ˌfɔːr/

If something is spoken for, it is not available because someone has already bought or asked for it:

Most of the best paintings in the exhibition were already spoken for.

old-fashioned If someone is spoken for, they are not available for a romantic relationship because they are already having one with someone else:

Both girls were spoken for.

(Definition of “spoken for” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)