pull someone up

pull someone up
REPRIMAND, rebuke, scold, chide, chastise, upbraid, berate, reprove, reproach, censure, take to task, admonish, lecture, read someone the Riot Act, haul over the coals; informal tell off, bawl out, dress down, give someone hell, give someone an earful; Brit. informal tick off, carpet, give someone a rollicking; N. Amer. informal chew out; Austral. informal monster; formal castigate.

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cause someone to stop or pause; check someone

the shock of his words pulled her up short

reprimand someone

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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