tell on

Definitions of tell on
  1. verb
    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
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    sell out
    give information that compromises others
    type of:
    impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
  2. verb
    produce an effect or strain on somebody
    “Each step told on his tired legs”
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    type of:
    affect, bear on, bear upon, impact, touch, touch on
    have an effect upon
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