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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.
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.
Translations of “scold”
in Korean 꾸짖다…
in Arabic يُوبّخ, يُعنّف…
in French gronder…
in Turkish azarlamak, paylamak, çıkışmak…
in Italian sgridare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 責罵,責備…
in Russian ругать…
in Polish karcić, krzyczeć na…
in Spanish reñir, regañar…
in Portuguese ralhar, repreender, admoestar…
in German ausschelten…
in Catalan renyar…
in Japanese (特に子供)をしかる, ~に説教する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 责骂,责备…
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