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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The police said Anjali's father, who is a street vendor, said he had scolded her for allegedly having relationship with a boy three days ago.
Washington, Feb 25 ( ANI ): Lady Gaga has revealed that her father, Joseph Germanotta, scolded her for making a rude gesture at a baseball match after she stuck her middle finger up at photographers.
It also scolded her for wearing a T-shirt bearing this handwritten comment: "When I saw the dead and dying Afghani children on TV, I felt a newly recovered sense of national security.