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Meaning of scold

scold

Pronunciation: (skōld), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to find fault with angrily; chide; reprimand: The teacher scolded me for being late.
—v.i.
  1. to find fault; reprove.
  2. to use abusive language.
—n.
  1. a person who is constantly scolding, often with loud and abusive speech.
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Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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