give someone a roasting
Definition of give someone a roasting
: to criticize someone harshly : to yell at or criticize someone in an angry and severe way My father gave me a roasting for coming home late.
Word by Word Definitions
: 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
: 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)
: that has been roasted
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