Old English upbregdan; related to Danish bebreide; see up, braid
upbraid for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD (ʌpbreɪd)
Word forms: upbraids, upbraiding, upbraided
If you upbraid someone, you tell them that they have done something wrong and criticize them for doing it. [formal] [V n] ⇒ His mother summoned him, upbraided him, wept and prayed. [V n + for] ⇒ His wife set about upbraiding him for neglecting the children.