Give away and Tell on

Give away

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Give away verb – Give away information about somebody.
Tell on is a synonym for give away. In some cases you can use "Tell on" instead a verb "Give away". popular alternative
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Tell on

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Tell on verb – To give information (as to the authorities) about another's improper or unlawful activities.
Usage example: in that neighborhood, you wouldn't even think about telling on the drug dealers

Give away is a synonym for tell on in divulge topic. You can use "Give away" instead a verb "Tell on", if it concerns topics such as information, inform, gossip. popular alternative
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  • In the Goof Troop episode "Tub Be or Not Tub Be," PJ makes a promise to Max not to give away any secrets and later makes one to Pete not to tell on him (though at the time, he had no idea what he was promising not to tell on him for).
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