CHEW OUT verb
Definition of chew out (verb)
- 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"
- synonyms: bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, take to task, trounce
Source: Princeton University Wordnet