tell the time

tell the time
tell the time
To read the time on a clock or watch
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tell the time phrase
to know what time it is when you look at a clock or a watch

The children are learning to tell the time.

Thesaurus: telling the time by a clockhyponym
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tell the ˈtime idiom
(BrE) (NAmE tell ˈtime) to read the time from a clock, etc

She's only five— she hasn't learnt to tell the time yet.

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