tell on

Primary Meanings of tell on

1.
v
give away information about somebody
2.
v
produce an effect or strain on somebody
Full Definitions of tell on
1

v give away information about somebody

“He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam”
Synonyms:
betray, denounce, give away, grass, rat, shop, snitch, stag
Types:
sell out
give information that compromises others
Type of:
inform
impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
2

v produce an effect or strain on somebody

“Each step told on his tired legs”
Type of:
affect, bear on, bear upon, impact, touch, touch on
have an effect upon

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