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 ?
He scolded us for everything, and we couldn't seem to do nothing right; he found fault with every little thing.
'While still a teenager, one day I along with my two other friends picked down corns from our cousin's field where Guldaa Kaka, an old watchman, caught us red-handed, scolded us for infringing the maize crop field but after a while took us to a corner of the field and advised us how to pick down corns without treading the crop,' said Mr Afghan.
Being young, giddy and unused to war paints on our faces, we severely tried the patience of this middle-aged makeup artist who scolded us for smacking our lips after she had applied lipstick on them.
But that was the case: "The archbishop last weekend scolded us for the bill harshly so I had to turn ear to what the Church's hierarchy said.
It was just dark brown bread and actually, after a few days, they scolded us for eating all the white bread up.
The latter one night angrily scolded us for repeatedly ordering toasted Italian bread.
ONE of Ireland's leading clerics - Diarmuid Martin, the Archbishop of Dublin - has scolded us for our "insatiable greed".
Like the Libertarian Party, members of the Constitution Party scolded us for not mentioning their candidates and party platform.
On our ride, Deputy Friendly of the Lane County sheriff's office kindly scolded us for riding side by side.
She remembers a man of incredible fortitude, unswerving values and, away from the glare of public life, a man with a unique sense of humour.IF Donald Dewar had witnessed the pain and tears among his friends and colleagues yesterday, he would have scolded us for making a ridiculous fuss.
He came roaring up the stairs, turned on the light, grabbed the bat barehanded and threw it out into the night, then scolded us for our panic.
In fact, after our last article on the potential benefits of green tea, a reader scolded us for not warning people on anticoagulants, like her, to avoid green tea.
At the same time, another grass-roots movement scolded us for "slaughtering" real trees and not just recycling a fake one season after season.