Synonyms of 'dress someone down'
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reprimandDictionary, rebuke, scoldHe dressed them down in public.
He was reprimanded by a teacher.
He has been seriously rebuked.
If he finds out, he'll scold me.
Marion berated Joe for the noise he made.
She castigated him for having no intellectual interests.
tear into (informal)
tell off (informal)
read the riot act
Women were reproved if they did not wear hats.
Eleanor upbraided him for things he'd left undone.
slap on the wrist
bawl out (informal)
rap over the knuckles
haul over the coals
chew out (US, Canadian, informal)
tear (someone) off a strip (British, informal)
give a rocket (British, New Zealand, informal)
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