Phrasal Verb 'tell'

We have 3 phrasal verb definition related to 'tell'.

Tell apart

Meaning:

See a difference between two things

Example:

They're identical twins so I cannot TELL them APART.

Tell off

Meaning:

Chide; talk angrily to someone about something they've done wrong.

Example:

His fiancée TOLD him OFF for arriving nearly an hour late.

Tell on

Meaning:

Report someone to an authority

Example:

The pupil TOLD ON the others for cheating and the teacher failed them.