whistle blow

whistle blow
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Politics english-russian dictionary. 2013.

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  • blow the whistle on something — blow the whistle (on someone/​something) informal phrase to tell someone in authority that someone is doing something dishonest or illegal A former employee blew the whistle on corrupt practices within the company. Thesaurus: giving information… …   Useful english dictionary

  • whistle */ — I UK [ˈwɪs(ə)l] / US / US [ˈhwɪs(ə)l] noun [countable] Word forms whistle : singular whistle plural whistles 1) a small metal or plastic object that you put in your mouth and blow to make a high sound blow a whistle: The referee blew the whistle… …   English dictionary

  • whistle — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 small metal/plastic tube that you blow ADJECTIVE ▪ dog, police, train ▪ guard s, referee s, etc. ▪ steam …   Collocations dictionary

  • whistle — whis•tle [[t]ˈ(h)wɪs əl, ˈwɪs [/t]] v. tled, tling, n. 1) to make a high clear musical sound or a series of such sounds by forcing the breath through puckered lips or through the teeth 2) to produce sounds resembling a whistle, as by blowing on… …   From formal English to slang

  • blow — 1. verb 1) the icy wind blew around us Syn: gust, bluster, puff, blast, roar, rush, storm 2) his ship was blown on to the rocks Syn: sweep, carry, toss, drive, push …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • blow — [bləʊ ǁ bloʊ] verb blew PASTTENSE [bluː] blown PASTPART [bləʊn ǁ bloʊn] [transitive] 1. informal if you blow money on something, you spend a lot of money on it, often money that you cannot afford: • He blew his wages on a new stereo …   Financial and business terms

  • whistle — ► NOUN 1) a clear, high pitched sound made by forcing breath through pursed lips, or between one s teeth. 2) any similar sound. 3) an instrument used to produce such a sound. ► VERB 1) emit or produce a whistle. 2) produce (a tune) in such a way …   English terms dictionary

  • whistle — [hwis′əl, wis′əl] vi. whistled, whistling [ME whistlen < OE hwistlian: for IE base see WHISPER] 1. a) to make a clear, shrill sound or note, or a series of these, by forcing breath between the teeth or through a narrow opening made by… …   English World dictionary

  • Blow the whistle — may refer to:* Blow the Whistle (album), by Too Short * Blow the Whistle (song), by Too Short * refereeing a sports match * Whistleblowing, reporting inappropriate activity to outsiders …   Wikipedia

  • blow the whistle on someone — blow the whistle on (someone/something) to tell someone in authority about something bad that is happening so that it can be stopped. He was dismissed when he tried to blow the whistle on the safety problems at the factory. The kids are… …   New idioms dictionary

  • blow the whistle on something — blow the whistle on (someone/something) to tell someone in authority about something bad that is happening so that it can be stopped. He was dismissed when he tried to blow the whistle on the safety problems at the factory. The kids are… …   New idioms dictionary

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