give (someone) a rollicking

Definition of give (someone) a rollicking

British, informal

  1. :  to angrily criticize or scold (someone) for having done something wrong Their boss gave them a rollicking.

Word by Word Definitions

giveplay
  1. :  to make a present of

    :  to grant or bestow by formal action

    :  to accord or yield to another

  1. :  capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain :  flexibility

    :  the ability of a material to bend or stretch

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

rollickingplay
  1. :  boisterously carefree, joyful, or high-spirited


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