1. [ verb ] censure severely or angrily
Synonyms: rebuke scold chide berate lecture have_words lambast dress_down trounce reproof bawl_out remonstrate reprimand chew_out chew_up lambaste jaw call_down rag check

"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

Related terms: criticize chastize tell_off rebuke lecture chiding