- 1[intransitive, transitive] telegraph (something) to send a message by telegraph
- 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.
NAmE//ˈtɛləˌɡræf//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they telegraph
he / she / it telegraphs
past simple telegraphed
-ing form telegraphing