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Synonyms for tell on

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  1. denounce, tell on, betray, give away, rat, grass, shit, shop, snitch, stag(verb)

    give away information about somebody

    "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"

    thieve, cop, betray, hook, buy at, stag, let on, mark, stool, reveal, spy, disclose, deceive, expose, defecate, fail, take a shit, frequent, sell, browse, bewray, snoop, snitch, make, brand, fink, lead astray, ca-ca, cheat, shit, give away, grass, break, wander, sleuth, sponsor, crap, shop, glom, grass over, divulge, stigmatize, patronise, shop at, stigmatise, knock off, blackleg, bring out, take a crap, denounce, cuckold, unwrap, patronize, cheat on, discover, scab, rat, let out

  2. tell on(verb)

    produce an effect or strain on somebody

    "Each step told on his tired legs"

    give away, snitch, betray, rat, shit, denounce, shop, grass, stag

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  1. Pete Buttigieg:

    I really could tell on our first date when we were walking the streets of South Bend, we went to see a South Bend Cubs game, the way he interacts with people, the way he cares about people, that call to service, he is consistently staying up late and thinking and talking to himself and thinking about' how can I change the world, how can I make it a better place ?'.

  2. Aristides Hatzis:

    The way they're trying to sell it is good: We won't cut wages and pensions, and we'll target the rich, but in Greece, it makes sense to tax evade if you can, because you win, because the chances of being caught are very small, and because it's socially accepted. Your neighbors won't tell on you.

  3. Conor McGregor:

    I'm gonna fight this weekend, and time will tell on all that stuff.

  4. Paul Thompson:

    It’s hard for a person who's been a criminal all his life to tell on another Peer brother, we teach them' no more victim, no more victimizing'.

  5. Marie Yovanovitch:

    Although I understand that I served at the pleasure of the president, I was nevertheless incredulous that the U.S. government chose to remove an Ambassador based, as best as I can tell, on unfounded and false claims by people with clearly questionable motives.

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