give someone a roasting

Definition of give someone a roasting

British
: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

give play
  1. : to make a present of

  2. : to grant or bestow by formal action

  3. : to accord or yield to another

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

  2. : the ability of a material to bend or stretch

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

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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