chew out
transitive verb Date: 1943 reprimand, bawl out

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • chew out — [v] scold bawl out, carpet*, criticize, dress down, jaw, revile, tell off, tongue lash*, vituperate, wig, yell at; concept 52 Ant. compliment, laud, praise …   New thesaurus

  • chew out — *scold, upbraid, rate, berate, tongue lash, jaw, bawl, wig, rail, revile, vituperate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • chew out — 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 • Syn: ↑call on the carpet, ↑take to task, ↑rebuke, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • chew out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms chew out : present tense I/you/we/they chew out he/she/it chews out present participle chewing out past tense chewed out past participle chewed out American informal to speak angrily to someone because they… …   English dictionary

  • chew out — Synonyms and related words: bawl out, carpet, chew, chew ass, cuss out, give a going over, give hail Columbia, give hell, give the deuce, give what for, jack up, jaw, lambaste, ream, ream ass, ream out, revile, sit on, tell off, tongue lash,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • chew out — PHRASAL VERB If you chew someone out, you tell them off in a very angry way. [INFORMAL] [V P n (not pron)] He chewed out the player, who apologized the next time I saw him... [V n P] When Tom got back to Dallas, Perot called him over and chewed… …   English dictionary

  • chew out — v To scold, chastise. Dad s going to chew you out when he sees the dent in the car. 1940s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • chew out — {v.}, {slang} To scold roughly. * /The boy s father chewed him out for staying up late./ * /The coach chews out lazy players./ Syn.: BAWL OUT, CALL ON THE CARPET, HAUL OVER THE COALS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • chew out — {v.}, {slang} To scold roughly. * /The boy s father chewed him out for staying up late./ * /The coach chews out lazy players./ Syn.: BAWL OUT, CALL ON THE CARPET, HAUL OVER THE COALS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • chew\ out — v slang To scold roughly. The boy s father chewed him out for staying up late. The coach chews out lazy players. Syn.: bawl out, call on the carpet, haul over the coals …   Словарь американских идиом

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