Definition of scold verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    scold

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//skoʊld//
     
    [transitive, intransitive]scold somebody (for something/for doing something)(+ speech)(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scold
     
    he / she / it scolds
     
    past simple scolded
     
    -ing form scolding
     
     
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  1. 1to speak angrily to someone, especially a child, because they have done something wrong synonym rebuke
  2. 2 He scolded them for arriving late.
 
noun [usually singular] Igot a scolding from my mother.
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