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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theytell of
he/she/ittells of
present participletelling of
past tensetold of
past participletold of
  1. 1
    tell someone of something formal to inform someone about something

    She told us of her doubts regarding the policy.

    I was told of his death by a fellow officer.

  2. 2
    tell of something mainly literary to mention or talk about something
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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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