tell off

verb

Definition of tell off

  1. transitive verb
  2. 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

  3. 2 :  reprimand, excoriate told him off for his arrogance

1727

First Known Use of tell off

1727



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