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Definition 1: produce an effect or strain on somebody - [verb of change]

Samples where tell on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Each step told on his tired legs

(tell on is a kind of ...) have an effect upon

"Will the new rules affect me?"

Definition 2: give away information about somebody - [verb of communication]

Samples where tell on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam

Synonyms for tell on in the sense of this definition

(tell on is a kind of ...) impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to

"I informed him of his rights"

(... is a kind of tell on ) give information that compromises others

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