Definitions for: Chide

[v] 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"; "check" is archaic

Webster (1913) Definition: Chide (ch[imac]d), v. t. [imp. Chid (ch[i^]d), or
Chode (ch[imac]d Obs.); p. p. Chidden, Chid; p. pr. &
vb. n. Chiding.] [AS. c[=i]dan; of unknown origin.]
1. To rebuke; to reprove; to scold; to find fault with.

Upbraided, chid, and rated at. --Shak.

2. Fig.: To be noisy about; to chafe against.

The sea that chides the banks of England. --Shak.

To chide hither, chide from, or chide away, to cause to
come, or to drive away, by scolding or reproof.

Syn: To blame; rebuke; reprove; scold; censure; reproach;
reprehend; reprimand.

Chide, v. i.
1. To utter words of disapprobation and displeasure; to find
fault; to contend angrily.

Wherefore the people did chide with Moses. --Ex.
xvii. 2.

2. To make a clamorous noise; to chafe.

As doth a rock againts the chiding flood. --Shak.

Chide, n. [AS. c[=i]d]
A continuous noise or murmur.

The chide of streams. --Thomson.

Synonyms: bawl out, berate, chew out, chew up, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, trounce

See Also: brush down, castigate, chasten, chastise, correct, criticise, criticize, objurgate, pick apart, tell off

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