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English definition of “tell sb/sth apart”

tell sb/sth apart

phrasal verb with tell
 
 
/tel/ verb (past tense and past participle told)
to be able to see the difference between two things or people that are very similar: It's impossible to tell the twins apart.Identifying
(Definition of tell sb/sth apart from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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