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Synonyms of chewing out

Noun


1. castigation, earful, bawling out, chewing out, upbraiding, going-over, dressing down, rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimand

usage: a severe scolding

Verb


1. call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast, knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart

usage: 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"

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