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Definition of telegraph verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they telegraph
    he / she / it telegraphs
    past simple telegraphed
    -ing form telegraphing
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] telegraph (something) to send a message by telegraph
  2. 2[transitive] telegraph something to make it clear to people what you are going to do, often without intending to A tiny movement of her arm had telegraphed her intention to hit out at him.
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