pipe up

verb

piped up; piping up; pipes up

Examples of pipe up in a Sentence

don't worry, he'll pipe up if he feels he's being overlooked
Recent Examples on the Web Someone would have to pipe up and say: But what about human culture? Amy Nicholson, Washington Post, 28 Mar. 2024 But within 13 seconds of beginning her remarks, the first protester piped up. NBC News, 4 Mar. 2024 Shaw, 34, then piped up from behind her former costar. Julia Moore, Peoplemag, 19 Mar. 2024 Then, this week, a 22-year-old named Emma on TikTok piped up with the fix: Stop prioritizing your career. David Oliver, USA TODAY, 1 Feb. 2024 Eventually, a few people piped up, and DeSantis responded with a mélange of bummers. Sarah Larson, The New Yorker, 14 Jan. 2024 Unsurprisingly, Ripple’s heavyweight lawyer Stu Alderoty was quick to pipe up on Twitter, pointing out that the new case was at a preliminary stage and without a full body of evidence. Byjeff John Roberts, Fortune Crypto, 1 Aug. 2023 Once players were split into offense and defense on separate sides of the field, the new coach piped up frequently with the offense. Keith Pearson, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Aug. 2023 American and European antitrust regulators are also piping up, Bloomberg reports, worried about the prospect of a massive for-profit entity forming in a sport that already lacks competition at a business level. Allison Morrow, CNN, 7 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pipe up was in 1853

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“Pipe up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pipe%20up. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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