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Definition of tell off phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

tell off

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb School life
 
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Phrasal Verbs

tell off somebody

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tell off somebody for doing something

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tell off somebody for something

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tell somebody off

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tell somebody off for doing something

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tell somebody off for something

 
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 (informal) to speak angrily to somebody for doing something wrong synonym scold I told the boys off for making so much noise. Did you get told off? related noun telling-off See related entries: School life
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