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English verb: tell on

1. tell on (communication) give away information about somebody


SamplesHe told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam.


Synonymsbetray, denounce, give away, grass, rat, shit, shop, snitch, stag


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)inform


Narrower (hyponym)sell out

2. tell on (change) produce an effect or strain on somebody


SamplesEach step told on his tired legs.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)affect, bear on, bear upon, impact, touch, touch on









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