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scoldverb [T]

uk   /skəʊld/  us   /skoʊld/ old-fashioned
to ​speak to someone ​angrily because you ​disapprove of ​theirbehaviour: His ​mother scolded him forbreaking her ​favouritevase.
scolding
adjective uk   /ˈskəʊl.dɪŋ/  us   /ˈskoʊl.dɪŋ/
scolding
noun [C] uk   /ˈskəʊl.dɪŋ/  us   /ˈskoʊl.dɪŋ/
He gave his ​son a scolding for coming ​home so late.
(Definition of scold from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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scoldverb [T]

 us   /skoʊld/
to ​criticizeangrily someone who has done something ​wrong: His ​mother scolded him for ​breaking the ​window.
scolding
noun [C/U]  us   /ˈskoʊl·dɪŋ/
[C] I got a scolding for coming ​home late.
(Definition of scold from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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