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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Every Sunday, my mother would wake us up, scolding us for being lazy bones yet were to be in church for the 9am service.
Our Okidata laser printer has been scolding us for the last month.
AEurope chortled at our politicallycorrect, scolding us for racism because we'd noticed that schools and doctors' surgeries were bursting with non-English speakers as, week after week, feminism's dreary disciples insisted drunken women, who fell naked into bed with men they'd known for about 30 minutes, had every right to assume they expected nothing more than a good night's sleep.
Our relatives were scolding us for not filing a case and demanding compensation before they left."
Formally, the scene fits perfectly: It parallels Ben's public reading, seen earlier, during which he answers a series of variations on the question "How did you get so awesome?" But David's corresponding Q&A feels like nonfiction, like Moses scolding us for not understanding him.
"I remember the Catholic nuns scolding us for watching the Beatles (on TV) and saying that we were all going to hell," he said.