give someone a roasting

Definition of give someone a roasting

British

  1. :  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

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

roastplay 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

    :  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)

  1. :  a piece of meat suitable for roasting

    :  a gathering at which food is roasted before an open fire or in hot ashes or sand

    :  an act or process of roasting

  1. :  that has been roasted


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