give someone a roasting

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Definition of give someone a roasting

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: 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.

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“Give someone a roasting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20someone%20a%20roasting. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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