say (something) to (one)

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say (something) to (one)

To speak to one; to tell one a word or phrase. Say sorry to your sister! Sorry, did you say something to me?
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say something to someone

to tell something to someone. He didn't say anything to me. Did someone say something to you?
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say something to something

to say yes or no to a proposal, request, etc. I hope you will say yes to my proposal. Nothing was said to your request at the last meeting.
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His Mother followed in the crowd and violently beat her breast in sorrow, whereupon the young man said, "I wish to say something to my Mother in her ear." She came close to him, and he quickly seized her ear with his teeth and bit it off.
I asked him to go on and wait for me at the entrance, for I wanted to say something to the nurse.
If I'd known her better, I should have exclaimed, "You dear!" and I think it possible that I did say something to that effect,--perhaps "You dear woman!" At all events, the veil of self-consciousness was rent in twain at that remark, and our spirits rushed together at this touch of London nature thus unexpectedly revealed.
And one big black rat, who seemed to want to say something to the Doctor, now crept forward timidly along the rail, watching the dog out of the corner of his eye.
However, you could say something to them about it, instead of going to your sister.
As a rule, employees, who see an unsafe condition or action, will wait to say something to a supervisor or co-worker until they finish the task on which they are working.
I leaned forward to say something to my friend, who was sitting in front of me.
I wanted to say something to hurt her, and I thought about earlier that summer, Cal and that swamp, some woman whose story nobody would ever get right.
After climbing the podium, shaking some hands and even snagging a smooch from some French woman in a power suit, Tony was asked if he'd like to say something to the crowd.
"I felt that everyone had an obligation to say something to condemn the hysteria, misinformation, and violence," he recalls.
"He's a great learner--the kind of guy I have to say something to only once for him to digest it, think about it, figure out if it's going to work for him and apply it," says Moraghan.
As the driver was about to say something to us, I grabbed my friend and we bolted out of that parking lot, leaving behind the "Wash me pleeeeeease" SUV dude in the dust!
Someone would say something to him and he'd take a chunk out of them like a great white shark.
And you need to say something to her about it because maybe she has no clue she upset you.
I want to say something to them, but I don't want to cause a family rift.