HyperDic: sell_someone_out

English > 1 sense of the expression sell someone out:
VERBcommunicationsell someone outgive information that compromises others
English > sell someone out: 1 sense > verb 1, communication
MeaningGive information that compromises others.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Entailsunwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let out, uncoverMake known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
Broaderdenounce, tell on, betray, give away, rat, grass, shit, shop, snitch, staggive away information about somebody

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