get a roasting

Definition of get a roasting


  1. :  to be severely criticized He got a roasting from his boss.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. :  a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

roastplay roasting
  1. :  to cook by exposing to dry heat (as in an oven or before a fire) or by surrounding with hot embers, sand, or stones

    :  to dry and parch by exposure to heat

    :  to heat (inorganic material) with access of air and without fusing to effect change (such as expulsion of volatile matter, oxidation, or removal of sulfur from sulfide ores)

  1. :  a piece of meat suitable for roasting

    :  a gathering at which food is roasted before an open fire or in hot ashes or sand

    :  an act or process of roasting

  1. :  that has been roasted

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