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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References in classic literature ?
"Well," said Miss Crawford, "and do you not scold us for our imprudence?
"Ah, your excellency," murmured the pilot, "you should not have done so; our master will scold us for it." The young man continued to advance, following the sailors, who chose a firm footing.
Mzee, as we fondly refer to him today, then an alert and energetic middle-aged father, would scold us for oversleeping.
The motorists scold us for running around the area and mums scream at us to be careful.
Remember when our parents used to scold us for 'wasting time' playing video games all day?
He likes to scold us for not being good Muslims and rebuke us for adopting liberal thoughts from the kafir (unbelievers) West, exported to Muslim communities to distract their attention from Prophet Mohamed's teachings.
If we bulldoze the old mall sites and replace them with lifestyle centers, will our great-grandchildren scold us for our shortsighted disregard for the historic value of the quintessential example of 20th century American architecture?
By midweek, they're having such a good time with their "substitute mum" that they scold us for returning too early!
A defile of Canada geese paddles past, squawking as if to scold us for intruding.