scold (one) for (something)

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scold (one) for (something)

To rebuke, upbraid, or criticize one for some failure, error, mistake, or wrongdoing they have committed. The manager scolded him in front of entire team for being late again. He scolded his daughter for drawing all over the walls with her crayons. I had better go study. I don't need my parents scolding me for another low test score.
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scold someone for something

to rebuke or chastise someone for doing something. The manager scolded the worker for misplacing the door key. The teacher scolded all the students for their bad behavior.
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Darvaish Khan stated that his younger son was a heroin addict and his older son used to scold him for his habit.
In the Roundup: Ted Cruz steals the headlines at the Republican National Convention for not endorsing Donald Trump, and several conservatives scold him for failing to unite the party.
In fact Blotkamp's treatment of the theosophical issue mainly concerns Mondrian's earlier work (up until the grotesque Evolution of 1911), and, if anything, one could scold him for failing to deliver on his promise to demonstrate the continuing importance of this religious pseudoscience for Mondrian's later production.