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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Sharjah: An Indian teen has allegedly run away from his Sharjah home after being scolded for watching YouTube late at night, his family said while appealing to the public to help find him.
The boy's father is said to be a policeman who said that his son was often scolded for playing PUBG after giving up his studies.
According to the police, the deceased has been identified as 16-year-old Sahil Singh, who was scolded for ordering the earphones and was asked to concentrate on his studies by his father.
The family of the girls said that the two were scolded for not doing the household work.
Manila, Philippines After he was interrupted and scolded for playing the popular computer game DOTA (Defense of the Ancients), a 17-year-old male mauled to death his own grandmother in their home in Quezon City Friday night.
The newest project from New England filmmakers John Scagliotti and Dan Hunt (After Stonewall), Oliver Button is rooted in DePaola's 1979 story-book about a boy who's harassed and scolded for wanting to tap-dance and pick flowers instead playing football.