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rat someone out

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Definition


To inform law enforcement about someone's involvement in a crime.

Context : Law Enforcement, Politics, Popular Culture
Category: Idiom
Semantic: informant

Usage of “rat someone out”

  1. I did not tell on you. It was Amy who ratted you out.

Examples of idiom “rat someone out” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'CourtneyLuvsSVU'
    CourtneyLuvsSVU:

    @SVUjunkie23 Well she got up at 5am to go to work, so I didn't really wanna bring that up......LOL. Hope my sister didn't rat me out!!

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'nizzo819'
    nizzo819:

    @kirisha_:I can't believe my sister jewel would rat me out like. Why did she do it? What a snitch!

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'MerleSanborn'
    MerleSanborn:

    Hanging out on the couch while mom's at work. DO NOT rat me out!

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'vikthebrick'
    vikthebrick:

    in stevos class he said he would rat me out to the cops wtheck

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'tanmanotis'
    tanmanotis:

    Eating meat on a Friday and hoping @mrwtt won't rat me out to mom, I feel like such a rebel

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'TAFKAMel'
    TAFKAMel:

    Thanks @virtualjakini, way to rat me out to @svandy.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'LexiScavetta'
    LexiScavetta:

    the teacher still hasn't found out, unless amy rats me out! because she would do that!