spack

verb

Definition of spack

intransitive verb
1 a :to utter words or articulate sounds with the ordinary voice :talk
b (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 dispute
c (1) :to express oneself before a group
(2) :to address one's remarks
  • speak to the issue
2 a :to make a written statement
  • his diaries … spoke … of his entrancement with death
  • —Sy Kahn
b :to use such an expression often used in the phrase so to speak
  • was at the enemy's gates, so to speak
  • —C. S. Forester
c :to serve as spokesperson
3 a :to express feelings by other than verbal means
  • actions speak louder than words
b :signal
c :to be interesting or attractive :appeal
  • great music … speaks directly to the emotions
  • —A. N. Whitehead
4 :to make a request or claim used with for usually used in passive constructions
  • the seat was already spoken for
5 :to make a characteristic or natural sound
  • all at once the thunder spoke
  • —George Meredith
6 a :testify
b :to be indicative or suggestive
  • his gold … spoke of riches in the land
  • —Julian Dana
transitive verb
1 a (1) :to utter with the speaking voice :pronounce
(2) :to give a recitation of :declaim
b :to express orally :declare
  • free to speak their minds
c :address, accost; especially :hail
2 :to make known in writing :state
3 :to use or be able to use in speaking
  • speaks Spanish
4 :to indicate by other than verbal means
5 archaic :describe, depict
  • dialectal British past tense of speak

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