get a roasting

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of get a roasting

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

Word by Word Definitions

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

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

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

roast play 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

  2. : to dry and parch by exposure to heat

  3. : 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

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

  3. : an act or process of roasting

  1. : that has been roasted


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