This page is about the phrasal verb tell off.
Meaning: to strongly criticize someone for doing something wrongSynonym: rebuke, admonish (formal)
- tell sb off My teacher told me off for getting to class late. She was really angry with me.
- tell off sb If he's in a bad mood, the boss tells off nearly everyone who comes into his office.
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Contributor: Matt Errey