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chide (one) for (something)

To reprimand or tease one about something. The other guys on the team chided him for missing that easy basket. Mom chided me for coming to the party without a gift.
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chide someone for something

to tease or scold someone for doing something. Maria chided Gerald for being late.
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In the play, the dead man's Latino grandmother is a regular listener of Rush Limbaugh who deplores illegal immigrants, and one of Masters' friends chides him about his extreme views against the vandals in his neighborhood.
He has found out that pro-abortionists have been aware of his discovery for over twenty years, and chides prolifers, including himself, for not having found out the truth long ago.
Between rounds, he chides the bumblers with a lighter touch than the sneering Robinson, then sends one packing with the now-familiar phrase, ``You are the weakest link.
And though his housekeeper Stella (Thelma Ritter) chides him, saying, ``What people ought to do is get outside their own house and look in for a change,'' Jeff's curiosity turns to obsession (he has no television), and he becomes convinced that one neighbor (Raymond Burr) has murdered his wife.
Later, he chides a young, callow colleague who has the bad form to bring up the matter of ethics: ``When will you grow up?
When she lights a cigarette and Opal chides her, ``If I had just seen somebody drop dead of a heart attack, I would never smoke again,'' Riley shrugs.
Yagoda chides the magazine's weaker fiction of the 1950s and '60s for its ``gentility bordering into blandness, with not infrequent excursions into outright dullness.
In the first section of the CBS production, Twain salutes the first pioneer to arrive on any scene (whiskey), chides the National Asylum for the Helpless (Congress) and male 20-somethings (``young men studying for the gallows''), and suggests that the cow-catcher on a slow-moving, much-delayed train he'd been riding be moved from the front to the back to prevent the cows from getting on board.
They brush aside realities, remarking, as Thomas Sowell chides, ``If only the right people were running it, then their theories would surely work.
The California Journal's annual rating of state lawmakers lauds some pols for smarts, hard work and integrity and chides a few for coming up short.