sell someone out

sell someone out
BETRAY, inform on; be disloyal to, be unfaithful to, double-cross, break faith with, stab in the back; informal tell on, sell down the river, blow the whistle on, squeal on, stitch up, peach on, do the dirty on; Brit. informal grass on, shop; N. Amer. informal finger.
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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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