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1. bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, take to task, trounce

censure severely or angrily

Example Sentences:
'The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car'
'The deputy ragged the Prime Minister'
'The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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to scold harshly

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verb transitiveWord forms: beˈrated or beˈrating
to scold or rebuke severely

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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.

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