scold (one) about (something)

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scold (one) about (something)

To rebuke, upbraid, or criticize one about some problem, error, mistake, or wrongdoing. The manager scolded the entire team about the disastrous launch of their latest product. He scolded his daughter about the crayon marks all over the walls.
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scold someone about something

to rebuke or chastise someone about something. How many times have I scolded you about that? Please don't scold me about something I didn't do.
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Last January, Republican big-wigs called 24 chief executives in the Business Roundtable to Washington and scolded them about their performance in the 1996 elections.