tell against

Definition of tell against

British, formal

  1. :  to be a disadvantage to (someone) His unkempt appearance is bound to tell against him in court.

Word by Word Definitions

tellplay
  1. :  count, enumerate

    :  to relate in detail :  narrate

    :  to give utterance to :  say

  1. :  hill, mound

    :  an ancient mound in the Middle East composed of remains of successive settlements

againstplay
  1. :  in opposition or hostility to

    :  contrary to

    :  in competition with

  1. :  in preparation for the time when


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