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Give yourself away


Inadvertently reveal a hidden fact. Irresponsibly give up unknown news. Reveal a secret  not known by others about yourself. (Compare to a Tell.)

“The thief almost got away until he said he never knew the lady, but the police had not identified to him whether it was a male or female, so he gave himself away.”

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