*tell (someone) off*

tell (someone) off

Definition: to reprimand someone by speaking in an angry way.

(This phrasal verb has more than one meaning)

E.g.1: His mother told him off for pulling his sister’s hair.
E.g.2: My parents never hit me, but they told me off quite a lot!

This phrasal verb can be separated. (E.g. 1 and 2)

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