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spoken for


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spoken for (not comparable)

  1. (of a person) taken; unavailable; not single
    I'm sorry, I can't go on a date with you - I'm spoken for.


spoken for

  1. claimed, reserved, or occupied
    I looked all over, but all the seats are already spoken for.

Usage notesEdit

In this sense, speak for nearly always appears in the past participle, as given here.