Definition of give (someone) hell
- Her boss gave her hell for coming in late.
: to make a present of
: to grant or bestow by formal action
: to accord or yield to another
: capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain : flexibility
: the ability of a material to bend or stretch
: some person : somebody
What made you want to look up give (someone) hell? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).