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Definition of tattle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [intransitive] tattle (on somebody) (to somebody) (informal) (disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tattle
    he / she / it tattles
    past simple tattled
    -ing form tattling
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  1. 1to tell someone, especially someone in authority, about something bad that someone else has done synonym tell on somebody
  2. 2 You should learn that you just don't tattle on classmates.
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