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tr.v. be·rat·ed, be·rat·ing, be·rates
To rebuke or scold angrily and at length. See Synonyms at scold.

[be- + rate.]
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Noun1.berating - a severe rebukeberating - a severe rebuke; "he deserved the berating that the coach gave him"
rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
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Lenerengo, as usual, forgot everything else in the fiercer pleasure of berating her spouse.
Regardless of the vin- dictive threats of the bullets, he went about coaxing, berating, and bedamning.
"They are berating those in the street below now," said Abdul, "for permitting us to escape so easily.
When he heard his mother spoken of harshly or when he overheard her berating his father, he was frightened and ran away to hide.
Even the brutal Usanga must have been impressed by the bravery of his victim since, though he had come to abuse and possibly to torture the helpless prisoner, he now did neither, contenting himself merely with berating whites as a race and Englishmen especially, because of the terror the British aviators had caused Germany's native troops in East Africa.
A short video clip of a woman, believed to be the student's mother, berating the male teacher for caning the girl, has seen been shared widely on social media.
Erwin has since said sorry for publicly berating Bautista.
The December 24 berating alienated SLFP MPs further, opening the door for the former President Kumarathunga to make her re-entry-and a new coalition power for PM Wickremesinghe.
Karachi -- Acting Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed on Saturday set a two-week deadline for the Sindh government to establish a forensic laboratory in the province after berating its representatives for not having done so already.
TOKYO, July 6 (KUNA) -- North Korea on Thursday condemned South Korea and the US' joint ballistic missile exercise, warning that it will not condone any move berating its latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the Seoul-based Yonhap News Agency reported.
To be precise, it took the first 90 minutes of the season - after which he spent a further 38 minutes berating Mark Clattenburg over a 'foul in the build-up' to Spurs' match-winning penalty against Holloway's Crystal Palace on Sunday.
The coach is seen berating his players, as well as pushing and throwing basketballs at them.