- 1to speak angrily to someone, especially a child, because they have done something wrong synonym rebuke
- 2 He scolded them for arriving late.
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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noun [usually singular] Igot a scolding from my mother.