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English definition of “tell sth/sb apart”

tell sth/sb apart

verb uk phrasal verb with tell   /tel/ (told, told) us  
to be able to see the difference between two very similar things or people: As babies, the twins were so alike that I just couldn't tell them apart.Identifying
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