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inform against/on sb

phrasal verb with inform uk   /ɪnˈfɔːm/  us   /-ˈfɔːrm/ verb [T]
If you ​inform on/against someone, you give the ​policeinformation, usually ​secretly, about that ​person, ​showing that he or she has done something ​wrong: The ​terrorists said that anyone ​caughtinforming on them would be ​killed.
(Definition of inform against/on sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “inform against/on sb”
in Chinese (Simplified) (向警方)告发(某人)…
in Turkish ihbar etmek…
in Russian доносить на кого-либо…
in Chinese (Traditional) (向警方)告發(某人)…
in Polish donosić na kogoś…
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