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talking to

Definitions of talking to
  1. noun
    a lengthy rebuke
    “the teacher gave him a talking to
    synonyms: lecture, speech
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    types:
    preaching, sermon
    a moralistic rebuke
    curtain lecture
    a private lecture to a husband by his wife
    type of:
    rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval
    an act or expression of criticism and censure
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