English version

speak of something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishspeak of something phrasal verb1 ALSHOW/BE A SIGN OF literary to show clearly that something happened or exists Her skin spoke of warm summer days spent in the sun.2 no ... to speak of (also none/nothing to speak of)LITTLE/NOT MUCH very little of something or a very small thing There’s been no rain to speak of for several months. The house had no garden to speak of. speak→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
no ... to speak ofIn all, the unit has a staff of 18 and no budget to speak of.It had no bones to speak of.No kin to speak of, except for that rowdy bunch in Ireland, of course.His supple skin had no lines to speak of; he preserved it with various expensive creams and face masks.No ad campaign, no sales to speak of, no one showed up for readings.There are no restaurants or motels, no industry to speak of, only deer and wild turkey roaming the surrounding forest.There were no Republicans to speak of then.No wind-chill to speak of, to polish us off.
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Verb table
speak
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyspeak
he, she, itspeaks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyspoke
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave spoken
he, she, ithas spoken
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad spoken
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill speak
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have spoken
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam speaking
he, she, itis speaking
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you, we, theyare speaking
Past
I, he, she, itwas speaking
you, we, theywere speaking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been speaking
he, she, ithas been speaking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been speaking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be speaking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been speaking
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