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told

 (tōld)
v.
Past tense and past participle of tell1.

told

(təʊld)
vb
the past tense and past participle of tell1
adj

told

(toʊld)

v.
pt. and pp. of tell.
Idioms:
all told, counting everyone or everything; in all.
Translations

told

[ˈtəʊld]
pt
pp of tell
adj
all told (= altogether, in all) → en tout

told

pret, ptp of tell; there were 50 people there all toldes waren insgesamt or alles in allem 50 Leute da

tell

(tel) past tense, past participle told (tould) verb
1. to inform or give information to (a person) about (something). He told the whole story to John; He told John about it.
2. to order or command; to suggest or warn. I told him to go away.
3. to say or express in words. to tell lies / the truth / a story.
4. to distinguish; to see (a difference); to know or decide. Can you tell the difference between them?; I can't tell one from the other; You can tell if the meat is cooked by/from the colour.
5. to give away a secret. You mustn't tell or we'll get into trouble.
6. to be effective; to be seen to give (good) results. Good teaching will always tell.
ˈteller noun
1. a person who receives or pays out money over the counter at a bank.
2. a person who tells (stories). a story-teller.
ˈtelling adjective
having a great effect. a telling argument.
ˈtellingly adverb
ˈtelltale adjective
giving information (often which a person would not wish to be known). the telltale signs of guilt.
I told you so
I told or warned you that this would happen, had happened etc, and I was right. `I told you so, but you wouldn't believe me.
tell off to scold: The teacher used to tell me off for not doing my homework ( ˌtelling-ˈoff: He gave me a good telling-off) noun
tell on
1. to have a bad effect on. Smoking began to tell on his health.
2. to give information about (a person, usually if they are doing something wrong). I'm late for work – don't tell on me!
tell tales
to give away secret or private information about the (usually wrong) actions of others. You must never tell tales.
tell the time
to (be able to) know what time it is by looking at a clock etc or by any other means. He can tell the time from the position of the sun; Could you tell me the time, please?
there's no telling
it is impossible to know. There's no telling what he'll do!
you never can tell
it is possible. It might rain – you never can tell.
References in classic literature ?
I'm the oldest," began Meg, but Jo cut in with a decided, "I'm the man of the family now Papa is away, and I shall provide the slippers, for he told me to take special care of Mother while he was gone.
Some day, he told himself, the fide of things political will turn in my favor and the years of ineffectual service count big in the bestowal of rewards.
Accordingly they stopped the somewhat difficult task of listening to the translated story and told Tal, as well as they could, that they would bring the "man-with-no-hair-on-his-head" to listen to the tale.
And before I could budge she throws her arms around my neck and told me to say it AGAIN, say it AGAIN, say it AGAIN!
She kept coming daily, and at last she was told that Tom had come home.
I have applied to your lawyer in London, and have been told, in reply, that you have forbidden him to disclose the place of your retreat to any one without first receiving your permission to do so.
On his return he asked the parrot what had happened during his absence, and the parrot told him some things which made him scold his wife.
Now the ceremony took place, and when the married pair were alone together the Crab made himself known to his young wife, and told her how he was the son of the greatest king in the world, and how he was enchanted, so that he became a crab by day and was a man only at night; and he could also change himself into an eagle as often as he wished.
I am told that, with a little practice, one can remember all that goes on or that one hears said during a day.
Mercury told him this in all good will but he would not listen, and now he has paid for everything in full.
When Ripple saw the mother's grief, she longed to comfort her; so, bending tenderly beside her, where she knelt upon the shore, the little Spirit told her how her child lay softly sleeping, far down in a lovely place, where sorrowing tears were shed, and gentle hands laid garlands over him.
NOT long after Grandfather had told the story of his great chair, there chanced to be a rainy day.