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

Derived forms: chews out, chewed out, chewing out

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