tell apart

(usually with can, cannot etc) (to recognize the difference between; to distinguish: I cannot tell the twins apart.) skilja på, hålla isär

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  • tell apart — tell (someone/something) apart to be able to see the difference between one person or thing and another. One guy s a Democrat and the other s a Republican, but it wasn t always easy to tell them apart. The twins are no longer as hard to tell… …   New idioms dictionary

  • tell apart — index differentiate, discriminate (distinguish) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tell apart — verb 1. detect with the senses (Freq. 1) The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards I can t make out the faces in this photograph • Syn: ↑spot, ↑recognize, ↑recognise, ↑distinguish, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tell apart — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms tell apart : present tense I/you/we/they tell apart he/she/it tells apart present participle telling apart past tense told apart past participle told apart tell someone/something apart to recognize the… …   English dictionary

  • tell apart — PHRASAL VERB If you can tell people or things apart, you are able to recognize the differences between them and can therefore identify each of them. [V n P] Perhaps it is the almost universal use of flavourings that makes it so hard to tell the… …   English dictionary

  • tell apart — {v. phr.} To see the difference between; know each of. * /The teacher could not tell the twins apart./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tell apart — {v. phr.} To see the difference between; know each of. * /The teacher could not tell the twins apart./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tell\ apart — v. phr. To see the difference between; know each of. The teacher could not tell the twins apart …   Словарь американских идиом

  • tell apart — distinguish between two things or people It is hard to tell the two sisters apart …   Idioms and examples

  • tell apart — verb To be able to know the difference between things; to distinguish. They are identical twins, and if they dress the same, everybody has trouble telling them apart …   Wiktionary

  • tell apart — v. know the difference between, distinguish …   English contemporary dictionary

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