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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Eat life, or life will eat you" - Dame Joan Collins chides a fellow partygoer for adopting a sugar-free regime.
When it snows in Nazareth, Joseph chides Jesus for making it happen through prayer.
He chides those who scoff at her small sacrifices (such as folding the mantles that the other sisters had forgotten) as "spiritual snobs!"
Robert Ornstein's discussion of Shakespearean character, in what might be seen as futile resistance against the tides of contemporary theory, particularly psychoanalytic, rightly chides us that the farther we stray from the play itself, the more we leave behind the very things that continue to attract audiences and scholars to Shakespeare.
Instead, he recognizes that the principal purpose of nuclear weapons is to discourage the other side from using nuclear weapons as well as to damp down potential conflicts that might escalate into conventional and then into nuclear wars, and he justifiably chides the proponents of "flexible response"--gradual escalation from conventional weapons to "tactical" nuclear weapons to larger-scale nuclear exchanges--for not thinking seriously about where flexibility can lead.
Noting the finding that women have an advantage over men in verbal skills, she chides: "So what do [men] say about women?
"Has this dotty woman forgotten what it is to be young and carefree?" Ann Widdecombe chides TV's Kirstie Allsopp for saying that girls should have babies before going to university.
"It is low-grade, it is down-market and it is unacceptable" - Commons Speaker John Bercow chides rowdy MPs during Prime Minister's question time.
In that remarkable essay, Heron chides his London colleagues for their obtuseness, refers to Clement Greenberg's "brilliant Partisan Review articles," and exhibits a profound formal astuteness and an unusual ability to rethink his premises.
"It is low-grade, it is down-market and it is unacceptable." Commons Speaker John Bercow chides rowdy MPs during Prime Minister's question time.
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Get on with it" - Prince Harry chides his brother the Duke of Cambridge as they both turned into City traders for the day to raise money for charity.