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English definition of “give sb hell”

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give sb hell

informal
If someone gives you hell, they criticize you severely: She gave me hell for being 20 minutes late. If something gives you hell, it causes you a lot of pain: These new shoes are giving me hell.
Translations of “give sb hell”
in Chinese (Traditional) 嚴厲批評(某人), 使(某人)受苦…
in Chinese (Simplified) 严厉批评(某人), 使(某人)受苦…
(Definition of give sb hell from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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