English noun: scold
|1.||scold (person) someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault|
|Synonyms||common scold, nag, nagger, scolder|
|Broader (hypernym)||disagreeable person, unpleasant person|
English verb: scold
|1.||scold (communication) censure severely or angrily|
|Samples||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.
|Examples||Sam cannot scold Sue|
|Synonyms||bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, take to task, trounce|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart|
|Narrower (hyponym)||brush down, castigate, chasten, chastise, correct, objurgate, tell off|
|2.||scold (communication) show one's unhappiness or critical attitude|
|Samples||He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong.|
We grumbled about the increased work load.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s PP
|Broader (hypernym)||complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off|