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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.
adjective uk   /ˈskəʊl.dɪŋ/  us   /ˈskoʊl-/
noun [C] uk   /ˈskəʊl.dɪŋ/  us   /ˈskoʊl-/
He gave his son a scolding for coming home so late.
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