tell (things) apart
Meaning: If you can tell things apart, you can see they're not the same by spotting the differences between them.
- I couldn't tell the twins apart when they were babies, but I can tell them apart now.
- I've heard all three recordings of the song, and I can't tell them apart. They all sound the same to me.
I can't tell the puppies apart. They
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Contributor: Matt Errey