verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of scold
Examples from the Web for scold
And then I wonder if I would be such a scold with my patients about any other issue.
Given a choice between the scoundrel and the scold, who might the people go for?Bring on the Made-for-Reality-TV District Race Down South|Michelle Cottle|February 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The invitation from Peter Orlovsky provided an opportunity for her to scold Ginsberg once again.The Mystery of the Allen Ginsberg-Diana Trilling Feud|Gregory Curtis|June 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Before you scold me: I know how famous Higgins is, and how important she was.History’s First Draft—in Partial Praise of Print Nostalgia|Tom McGeveran|December 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Murray is right to worry about that separation—even if his only use of his correct perception is to scold.
Meanwhile, he was amassing furniture and bric-a-brac, just as the bird bits of straw; and he implored her not to scold him.Balzac|Frederick Lawton
The latter awoke, rubbed his one good eye, and began to scold the rustic with great ill-humor.The Social Cancer|Jos Rizal
So instead of leaving these disgraceful little Ducks alone, which would perhaps have been wiser, she began to scold them.The Story of a Red Deer|J. W. Fortescue
The boy's first impulse was to cry, but when he saw me he began to scold about having Beatrice loose in the barnyard.The Red Cow and Her Friends|Peter McArthur
"I didn't want to ask you to post it, because I thought perhaps Mrs. Partridge would find out, and then she'd scold you," I said.The Boys and I|Mrs. Molesworth