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Verb: chew out  choo-awt
Usage: N. Amer, informal
  1. Censure severely or angrily
    "The deputy chewed out the Prime Minister";
    - call on the carpet [US, informal], take to task, rebuke, rag [informal], trounce, lecture, reprimand, jaw [informal], dress down [informal], call down [informal], scold, chide, berate, bawl out [informal], remonstrate, chew up [N. Amer, informal], have words, lambaste, lambast, ream [N. Amer, informal], wig [Brit, informal]

Derived forms: chewing out, chews out, chewed out

Type of: criticise [Brit], criticize, damn [informal], knock [informal], pick apart