verb (intransitive, preposition)
to address (a person)
to reprimand: your father will speak to you later
(formal) to give evidence of or comments on (a subject): who will speak to this item?
- Speak too soon
Assume something prematurely, as in I guess I spoke too soon about moving to Boston; I didn’t get the job after all.
- Speak up
verb (intransitive, adverb) 1. to speak more loudly 2. to state one’s beliefs, objections, etc, bravely and firmly 1. Also, speak out. Talk loudly, so as to be heard, as in Speak up, child, I can’t hear you, or He should speak out so that those in back can hear him. The first term dates […]
verb (used with object), Chiefly Scot. 1. to wean.
noun 1. a long, stabbing weapon for thrusting or throwing, consisting of a wooden shaft to which a sharp-pointed head, as of iron or steel, is attached. 2. a soldier or other person armed with such a weapon; spearman: an army of 40,000 spears. 3. a similar weapon or stabbing implement, as one for use […]