- to criticize sharply; censure; scold
- to cause someone to feel remorse by returning good for evil: Prov. 25:22
Other Word Forms of Coal
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Coal
- haul over the coals
- heap coals of fire on someone's head
Origin of Coal
From Middle English cole, from Old English col, from Proto-Germanic *kulą, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷol- (compare Irish gúal (“coal”), Tocharian B śoliye (“hearth”), Persian زغال (zuvāl, “live coal”)), from *gʷelH- ‘to glow, burn’ (compare Lithuanian žvìlti (“to twinkle, glow”), Sanskrit ज्वलति (jvalati, “to burn, glow”)).
Middle English col from Old English
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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