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to whistle-blow

Postby mimischka » Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:21 pm UTC

I’ve found such words as whistle-blower(n) (a person who informs on someone engaged in an illicit activity) and whistle-blowing (n, adj) (the act of telling the authorities or the public that the organization you are working for is doing something immoral or illegal.). The dictionaries have no verb To whistle-blow. Is it possible to form and use the verb to whistle-blow ad hoc, for example in this context: Did she whistle-blow it to the authorities?
Please, explain your point of view if it is impossible. Could you give any examples of hypothetical verbs coined from existing nouns in –ing, -er, and adjectives in –ing and –ed?

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Re: to whistle-blow

Postby KarenRei » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:13 pm UTC

Answered in your other thread; this is a duplicate.

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