Phrasal Verb 'Tell'

We have 3 phrasal verb definitions 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.