To inform against
Inform In*form", v. t. 1. To take form; to become visible or manifest; to appear. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

It is the bloody business which informs Thus to mine eyes. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To give intelligence or information; to tell. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

He might either teach in the same manner, or inform how he had been taught. --Monthly Rev. [1913 Webster]

{To inform against}, to communicate facts by way of accusation against; to denounce; as, two persons came to the magistrate, and informed against A. [1913 Webster]


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  • inform against — phrasal verb inform on or inform against [transitive] Word forms inform on : present tense I/you/we/they inform on he/she/it informs on present participle informing on past tense informed on past participle informed on inform on/against someone… …   English dictionary

  • inform against — in ˈform on in ˈform a ˌgainst [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they inform on he/she/it informs on …   Useful english dictionary

  • Inform — In*form , v. t. 1. To take form; to become visible or manifest; to appear. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] It is the bloody business which informs Thus to mine eyes. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To give intelligence or information; to tell. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inform — v. 1) (D; tr.) to inform about, of (we informed them of the incident) 2) (d; intr.) to inform against, on (he informed on his accomplices) 3) (L; must have an object) she informed them that she would come 4) (Q; must have an object) the thief… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • To tell of — Tell Tell, v. i. 1. To give an account; to make report. [1913 Webster] That I may publish with the voice of thankgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works. Ps. xxvi. 7. [1913 Webster] 2. To take effect; to produce a marked effect; as, every shot …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To tell on — Tell Tell, v. i. 1. To give an account; to make report. [1913 Webster] That I may publish with the voice of thankgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works. Ps. xxvi. 7. [1913 Webster] 2. To take effect; to produce a marked effect; as, every shot …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To blow great guns — Blow Blow, v. t. 1. To force a current of air upon with the mouth, or by other means; as, to blow the fire. [1913 Webster] 2. To drive by a current air; to impel; as, the tempest blew the ship ashore. [1913 Webster] Off at sea northeast winds… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To blow off — Blow Blow, v. t. 1. To force a current of air upon with the mouth, or by other means; as, to blow the fire. [1913 Webster] 2. To drive by a current air; to impel; as, the tempest blew the ship ashore. [1913 Webster] Off at sea northeast winds… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To blow one's own trumpet — Blow Blow, v. t. 1. To force a current of air upon with the mouth, or by other means; as, to blow the fire. [1913 Webster] 2. To drive by a current air; to impel; as, the tempest blew the ship ashore. [1913 Webster] Off at sea northeast winds… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To blow out — Blow Blow, v. t. 1. To force a current of air upon with the mouth, or by other means; as, to blow the fire. [1913 Webster] 2. To drive by a current air; to impel; as, the tempest blew the ship ashore. [1913 Webster] Off at sea northeast winds… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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