HyperDic: brush_down

English > 1 sense of the expression brush down:
VERBcommunicationbrush down, tell offreprimand
English > brush down: 1 sense > verb 1, communication
Meaningreprimand.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymtell off
Broadercall on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambastcensure severely or angrily
Spanishabroncar, increpar

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