[ verb ] rebuke formally
Used in print(The Philadelphia Inquirer,...)
His widow started the circulation of petitions after Barnard was reprimanded for violating the probation .(Patrick Dennis, Little Me....)
I was also publicly reprimanded , dragged_through_the_mud by the radical press and made a figure of fun by such leftist publications as The New_Republic , The New_Yorker , Time and the Christian_Science Monitor .
[ 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