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tattle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Daily life
tattletat‧tle /ˈtætl/ verb [intransitive]  1 old-fashionedRUMOUR/RUMOR to talk about other people’s private lives syn gossip2 DTELL A SECRET especially American English if a child tattles, they tell a parent or teacher that another child has done something badtattle on Robert is always tattling on me for things I didn’t do. tittle-tattletattle noun [uncountable]tattler noun [countable]
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tattleShe had only the power to tattle on us, and really not even that.The chamber also said companies fear retribution from regulators they tattle on.tattle onRobert is always tattling on me for things I didn't do.
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Verb table
tattle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytattle
he, she, ittattles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytattled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave tattled
he, she, ithas tattled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad tattled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill tattle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have tattled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam tattling
he, she, itis tattling
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you, we, theyare tattling
Past
I, he, she, itwas tattling
you, we, theywere tattling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been tattling
he, she, ithas been tattling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been tattling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be tattling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been tattling
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