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English verb: tell off

1. tell off (communication) reprimand


SamplesShe told the misbehaving student off.


Synonymsbrush down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)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, scold, take to task, trounce









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