rebuke (someone or something) for (doing) (something)

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rebuke (someone or something) for (doing) (something)

To scold, upbraid, or criticize someone, an animal, or some group or organization for some action, error, or wrongdoing. They won't so much as rebuke their child for his bad behavior. It looks like the United Nations is finally willing to formally rebuke the country for disobeying the international treaty. She rebuked the dog for peeing on the carpet.
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rebuke someone for something

to reprimand someone for something. There is no need to rebuke me for a simple mistake like that. Sally was rebuked for overspending her budget.
See also: for, rebuke
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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DIALA / Aswat al-Iraq: A pupil at an elementary school in the city of Baaquba died hours after his teacher harshly rebuked him for stealing his colleague's meal, an official source in Diala said on Friday.
Nearly two centuries ago, Congressman Davy Crockett learned a critical lesson when a constituent rebuked him for supporting a "compassionate" welfare measure not authorized by the Constitution.