tell on

Definition of tell on

1 informal :to tell someone in authority about the bad behavior or actions of (someone else)
  • Please don't tell on me.
2 :to have a noticeable effect on (someone or something)
  • The stress began to tell on her face/health.

Word by Word Definitions

tell play
  1. : to relate in detail : narrate

  2. : to give utterance to : say

  3. : to make known : divulge, reveal

  1. : an inadvertent behavior or mannerism that betrays a poker player's true thoughts, intentions, or emotions

  1. : hill, mound


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