Definition of tell against
- His unkempt appearance is bound to tell against him in court.
: to relate in detail : narrate
: to give utterance to : say
: to make known : divulge, reveal
: an inadvertent behavior or mannerism that betrays a poker player's true thoughts, intentions, or emotions
: hill, mound
: in opposition or hostility to
: not in conformity with : contrary to
: in competition with
: in preparation for the time when
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