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Word of the Week: speak up

Definitions

/spiːk ʌp/

Oxford: speak more loudly

Cambridge: to speak in a louder voice so that people can hear you

Translations

Polish: mówić głośniej

Spanish: hablar más fuerte

German: lauter sprechen

Russian: выска́зываться

Examples

Could you speak up? We can’t hear at the back.

‘Speak up? What a notion, coming as I did from the land of “Sit down, Francine” and “Be quiet, Francine”.’

Exercises

1. In what situation were you asked to speak up?

 

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