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Verb: brush down
  1. Reprimand
    - tell off

Derived forms: brushing down, brushes down, brushed down

Type of: bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet [US], chew out [N. Amer], chew up [N. Amer], chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, ream [N. Amer], rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, take to task, trounce