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scold

verb [T] uk   /skəʊld/ us    /skoʊld/ old-fashioned
to tell off someone because you disapprove of their behaviour: His mother scolded him for breaking her favourite vase.Chastising and rebuking
scolding
adjective uk   /ˈskəʊl.dɪŋ/ us    /ˈskoʊl-/
scolding
noun [C] uk   /ˈskəʊl.dɪŋ/ us    /ˈskoʊl-/
He gave his son a scolding for coming home so late.Chastising and rebuking
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