Definition of speak up in English:

speak up

phrasal verb

  • Speak more loudly.

    ‘We can't hear you. Speak up!’
    • ‘At one point the jury had to send a note to the judge to ask him to speak up, and he was the closest person to it.’
    • ‘Speak up? What a notion, coming as I did from the land of "Sit down, Francine" and "Be quiet, Francine".’
    • ‘Can you speak up? I can't hear you!’
    • ‘The man sitting behind them leaned over and said: ‘Do you mind speaking up a bit?’’
    speak loudly, speak more loudly, speak out, speak clearly, raise one's voice, shout, yell, bellow, call at the top of one's voice
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