speak up

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speak up

  1. (idiomatic) To talk more loudly or plainly.
    Could you speak up? I can't hear you.
  2. (idiomatic) To make oneself or one's opinions known; to advocate or assert oneself.
    I feel that somebody has to speak up for those oppressed by the system.
    Speak up if I'm bothering you.

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