[ verb ] censure severely or angrily


"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" "check" is archaic

Used in print

(Leon Uris, Mila 8....)

All_of them were there in this loosely_knit association of diversified ideologies , and each berated the other and beat his breast for his own approaches .