tell off
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tell off(
tehl
 
af
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to scold)
a. regañar
Paco told off his friends for not inviting him to the movies.Paco regañó a sus amigos por no haberle invitado al cine.
b. retar (Southern Cone)
My mom told me off when I got home after midnight.Mi mamá me retó cuando llegúe a casa después de la medianoche.
c. reñir
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
My dad told of the dog for peeing in the house.Mi padre riñó al perro por haber orinado dentro de la casa.
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tell off
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(scold)
to t somebody off (for)echar una reprimenda or
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tell off
transitive verb
1 (order) ordenar; mandar
2
to tell sb off (for sth/for doing sth) regañar a algn (por algo/por haber hecho algo)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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