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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It was recently reported that a 15-year-old minor in Thane, Mumbai, allegedly stabbed his elder brother to death for scolding him for playing PUBG Mobile.
On the day of the incident, the 48-year-old slapped the boy three times and grabbed him by his neck abusively as she was scolding him for dropping her phone on the ground by mistake.