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tell off

transitive verb

Definition of tell off

  1. 1 :  to number and set apart; especially :  to assign to a special duty <told off a detail and put them to opening a trench — J. F. Dobie>

  2. 2 :  reprimand, excoriate <told him off for his arrogance>



1804

First Known Use of tell off

1804



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