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Meaning of "give a person what for" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GIVE A PERSON WHAT FOR

give a person what for play
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIVE A PERSON WHAT FOR

give a bad account of oneself
give a good account of oneself
give a horse its head
give a monkey´s
give a person a fit
give a person five
give a person his due
give a toss
give a wide berth to
give as good as one gets
give away
give battle
give birth
give chase
give free rein
give ground
give guard
give head
give hostages to fortune
give in

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIVE A PERSON WHAT FOR

account for
as for
ask for
be all for
be in the market for
budget for
but for
except for
go for
go in for
have no time for
have no use for
hold out for
in line for
short for
so much for
stand up for
stick out for
up for
what for

Synonyms and antonyms of give a person what for in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «give a person what for» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIVE A PERSON WHAT FOR

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Translator English - Chinese

给人什么
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dar a una persona lo que para
570 millions of speakers

English

give a person what for
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक व्यक्ति क्या दे के लिए
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إعطاء شخص ما ل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дать человеку то, что для
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dar a uma pessoa o que para
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কি জন্য একটি ব্যক্তির দিতে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

donner à une personne pour ce
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berikan orang apa untuk
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

eine Person geben, was für
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

人を与える何のため
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사람 을 제공 하는 것에 대해
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Menehi wong apa kanggo
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cung cấp cho một người để làm gì
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

என்ன ஒரு நபர் கொடுக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

काय एक व्यक्ती द्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ne için kimseye vermek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dare una persona per ciò che
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dać osobie , co do
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дати людині те , що для
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

da o persoană ce pentru
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δώσει ένα άτομο , τι για
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gee ´n persoon wat vir
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ge en person vad för
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gi en person hva for
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of give a person what for

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIVE A PERSON WHAT FOR»

The term «give a person what for» is barely ever used and occupies the 212.626 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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4 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIVE A PERSON WHAT FOR»

Discover the use of give a person what for in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to give a person what for and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Reader's Digest Oxford complete wordfinder
severe reprimand (esp. give a person what for), what have you colloq. (prec. by or) anything else similar, what if? 1 what would result, etc., if. 2 what would it matter if. what is more and as an additional point; moreover, what next? colloq. what ...
Reader's Digest Association, 1996
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The Lost Heiress of Hawkscliff
He shook his massive head. "She could really give a person what-for, missy." " And that was the last you saw of her?" "The very last. None of 'em ever said anything about her to me, and I wasn't about to say anything to them. Especially Cora.
Joyce C. Ware, 1992
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RSSI: Recherches Sémiotiques
... as a beet keeping up with the Joneses white as a sheet have a chip on one's shoulder have a yellow streak wild goose chase plain as the nose on your face to give a person what for cute as a button to sell someone short flat as a pancake to  ...
‎1983
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A Simple Soul
This is a "must read" book.
Gustave Flaubert, 2004

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Give a person what for [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/give-a-person-what-for>. May 2021 ».
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