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speak up

speak up(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to raise one's voice)
a. hablar más alto
Could you please speak up for the benefit of everyone in the back of the room?¿Podría hablar más alto para los que están hasta atrás de la sala?
b. hablar más fuerte
Speak up! No one can hear you!¡Habla más fuerte! ¡No se te oye!
2. (to express oneself)
a. decir lo que uno piensa
You can't complain if you don't speak up!¡No te puedes quejar si no dices lo que piensas!
3. (to support; used with “for”)
a. defender
We created this association to speak up for animal rights.Creamos esta asociación para defender los derechos de los animales.
b. hablar en favor de
Ricardo spoke up for Laura in the committee meeting.Ricardo habló en favor de Laura en la reunión del comité.
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speak up
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. hablar más alto, levantar la voz
to s up for somebodyhablar en favor de alguien
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speak up
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (raise voice) hablar más fuerte or alto
speak up! ¡más fuerte!
2 (give one's opinion) decir lo que se piensa
don't be afraid to speak up no tengas miedo de decir lo que piensas; to speak up for sb defender a algn
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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