speak against


speak against
index cross (disagree with), disapprove (reject), gainsay, protest

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  • speak against — phr verb Speak against is used with these nouns as the object: ↑motion …   Collocations dictionary

  • speak — [ spik ] (past tense spoke [ spouk ] ; past participle spo|ken [ spoukən ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 talk about something or to someone ▸ 2 use voice to talk ▸ 3 talk particular language ▸ 4 give formal speech ▸ 5 express ideas/thoughts ▸ 6 talk on… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • speak */*/*/ — UK [spiːk] / US [spɪk] verb Word forms speak : present tense I/you/we/they speak he/she/it speaks present participle speaking past tense spoke UK [spəʊk] / US [spoʊk] past participle spoken UK [ˈspəʊkən] / US [ˈspoʊkən] 1) a) [intransitive] to… …   English dictionary

  • SPEAK campaign — SPEAK, the Voice for the Animals is a British animal rights campaign that aims to end animal experimentation in the UK. Its current focus is opposition to a new animal testing centre being built by Oxford University. TOC HistoryThe campaign was… …   Wikipedia

  • speak — W1S1 [spi:k] v past tense spoke [spəuk US spouk] past participle spoken [ˈspəukən US ˈspou ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in conversation)¦ 2¦(say words)¦ 3¦(language)¦ 4¦(formal speech)¦ 5¦(express ideas/opinions)¦ 6 so to speak 7 speak your mind …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Speak White — Directed by Pierre Falardeau Julien Poulin Written by Michèle Lalonde (poem) Release date(s) 1980 …   Wikipedia

  • Speak of the Devil — is an idiom or phrase used in both written and spoken English. It is used when an object of discussion (normally a person) unexpectedly becomes present during the conversation. For example, if Alice and Bob start discussing Charlie while he isn t …   Wikipedia

  • speak out — or[speak up] {v.} 1. To speak in a loud or clear voice. * /The trucker told the shy boy to speak up./ 2. To speak in support of or against someone or something. * /Willie spoke up for Dan as club president./ * /Ed spoke up against letting girls… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • speak out — or[speak up] {v.} 1. To speak in a loud or clear voice. * /The trucker told the shy boy to speak up./ 2. To speak in support of or against someone or something. * /Willie spoke up for Dan as club president./ * /Ed spoke up against letting girls… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • speak\ out — • speak out • speak up v 1. To speak in a loud or clear voice. The trucker told the shy boy to speak up. 2. To speak in support of or against someone or something. Willie spoke up for Dan as club president. Ed spoke up against letting girls join… …   Словарь американских идиом


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