chew out

chew out
verb
censure severely or angrily
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The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car

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The deputy ragged the Prime Minister

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The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup

Syn:
Derivationally related forms:
chiding (for: ↑chide), ↑scolder (for: ↑scold), ↑scolding (for: ↑scold), ↑reprimand (for: ↑reprimand), ↑lecture (for: ↑lecture), ↑reproof (for: ↑reproof), ↑rebuker (for: ↑rebuke), ↑rebuke (for: ↑rebuke)
Hypernyms: ↑knock, ↑criticize, ↑criticise, ↑pick apart
Hyponyms:
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Somebody ——s PP

(for: ↑have words)
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Somebody ——s PP

(for: ↑remonstrate)
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Somebody ——s PP

(for: ↑jaw)
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Sam cannot chew out Sue

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transitive verb
slang : to bawl out : reprimand, upbraid

some niggling Quartermaster lieutenant chewed them out because they were a few hundred cases short — A.J.Leibling

watched him chew out an umpire — Time

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chew out (informal)
To tell off, reprimand
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Main Entry:chew

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ˌchew ˈout [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they chew out he/she/it chews out present participle chewing out past tense chewed out past participle chewed out] american informal phrasal verb
to speak angrily to someone because they have done something wrong
Thesaurus: to say something, or to speak to someone in an angry waysynonym
Main entry: chew

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chew out [phrasal verb]
chew (someone) out or chew out (someone) US, informal : to speak in an angry and critical way to (someone)

I got chewed out [=reprimanded] for leaving early.

The coach chewed him out.

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Main Entry:chew

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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