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upbraid

up·braid

upbraid

 
pronunciation:
uhp breId
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: upbraided, upbraiding, upbraids
definition: to criticize or reproach severely; reprimand.
The pupils were upbraided for their tardiness.
synonyms:
bawl out, berate, chastise, rate, rebuke, reprimand, scold, tongue-lash
similar words:
admonish, arraign, blast, castigate, censure, chew out, criticize, denounce, objurgate, reproach, score, take to task, vituperate
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