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Date: 1200-1300
Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language

scold

verb
     
scold [transitive]
to angrily criticize someone, especially a child, about something they have done [= tell off]:
Do not scold the puppy, but simply and firmly say 'no.'
scold somebody for (doing) something
Her father scolded her for upsetting her mother.
scolding noun [uncountable and countable]
I got a scolding from my teacher.

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