spack

verb

dialectal British past tense of

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to utter words or articulate sounds with the ordinary voice :  talkb (1) :  to express thoughts, opinions, or feelings orally (2) :  to extend a greeting (3) :  to be friendly enough to engage in conversation still were not speaking after the disputec (1) :  to express oneself before a group (2) :  to address one's remarks speak to the issue

  3. 2a :  to make a written statement his diaries … spoke … of his entrancement with death — Sy Kahnb :  to use such an expression —often used in the phrase so to speak was at the enemy's gates, so to speak — C. S. Foresterc :  to serve as spokesperson

  4. 3a :  to express feelings by other than verbal means actions speak louder than wordsb :  signalc :  to be interesting or attractive :  appeal great music … speaks directly to the emotions — A. N. Whitehead

  5. 4 :  to make a request or claim —used with for —usually used in passive constructions the seat was already spoken for

  6. 5 :  to make a characteristic or natural sound all at once the thunder spoke — George Meredith

  7. 6a :  testifyb :  to be indicative or suggestive his gold … spoke of riches in the land — Julian Dana

  8. transitive verb
  9. 1a (1) :  to utter with the speaking voice :  pronounce (2) :  to give a recitation of :  declaimb :  to express orally :  declare free to speak their mindsc :  address accost; especially :  hail

  10. 2 :  to make known in writing :  state

  11. 3 :  to use or be able to use in speaking speaks Spanish

  12. 4 :  to indicate by other than verbal means

  13. 5 archaic :  describe depict

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