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[ verb ] censure severely or angrily

Examples

"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

(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)

He further called_upon the people of Providence to rebuke the meeting and avoid disgrace .

2
[ noun ] an act or expression of criticism and censure

Examples

"he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"

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