verb (intransitive, adverb)
to speak more loudly
to state one’s beliefs, objections, etc, bravely and firmly
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 from the early 1700s, the variant from the early 1500s.
Also, speak up for. Express one’s opinion or one’s support for someone or something. For example, When it comes to speaking up about the town’s needs, you can rely on Mary, or I’m glad you spoke up for me in that meeting. [ c. 1700 ]
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 […]
or spear-carrier noun 1. a supernumerary in a theatrical or operatic production, as one of a group of soldiers or a member of a crowd; extra. 2. any minor member of a group, profession, political party, etc.; subordinate; underling. speakeasy
- Spear chucker
speak someone’s language