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verb [T]     /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     /ˈskəʊl.dɪŋ/ US  /ˈskoʊl-/ adjective scolding     /ˈskəʊl.dɪŋ/ US  /ˈskoʊl-/ noun [C] He gave his son a scolding for coming home so late.Chastising and rebuking
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