tell on

Definition of tell on

  1. 1 informal :  to tell someone in authority about the bad behavior or actions of (someone else) Please don't tell on me.

  2. 2 :  to have a noticeable effect on (someone or something) The stress began to tell on her face/health.

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


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