1. The mythological ability to turn into a werewolf.
2. The ability to shift mental/physical state into that of a wolf.
3. A spiritual connection to wolves and canines.
Some Native American tribes practiced lycanthropy through chanting and other rituals.
To yell at, scream at, reprimand, scold, etc. as an expression of anger.
"Jeez! I get home five minutes past curfew, and my parents sit there and give me hell for three #*$%!^@ hours!"