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snitch

verb  /snɪtʃ/ infml us  

snitch verb (TELL SECRETLY)

[I] to secretly tell someone in authority that someone else has done something bad, often in order to cause trouble: If you keep snitching on your friends, you won’t have many left.

snitch verb (STEAL)

[T] to steal, or to take without permission: I snitched a pencil from your deskhope you don’t mind.

snitch

noun [C]  /snɪtʃ/ us  
infml a person who secretly tells someone in authority that someone else has done something bad: Don’t be a snitch.
Translations of “snitch”
in Chinese (Traditional) 偷偷告訴, 告發,告密,揭發, 舉發…
in Chinese (Simplified) 偷偷告诉, 告发,告密,揭发…
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