HyperDic: dress_down

English > 2 senses of the expression dress down:
VERBcommunicationdress down, call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, lecture, reprimand, jaw, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambastcensure severely or angrily
bodydress down, underdressdress informally and casually
English > dress down: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningcensure severely or angrily.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot dress down Sue
Synonymscall on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, lecture, reprimand, jaw, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast
Narrowerchastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correctcensure severely
tell off, brush downreprimand
Broaderknock, criticize, criticise, pick apartfind fault with
Spanishamonestar, censurar, criticar, dar una paliza, discutir, echar una reprimenda, increpar, llamar la atención, poner verde, rechazar, reconvenir, regañar, reñir, reprender a gritos, reprender, reprimir, reprobar, reprochar, retar, tener unas palabras, vociferar
Catalanamonestar, increpar, reganyar, renyar, reprendre
English > dress down: 2 senses > verb 2, body
MeaningDress informally and casually.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymunderdress
Broaderdress, get dressedPut on clothes
See alsodressput on clothes
Oppositeoverdress, dress up, fig out, fig up, deck up, gussy up, fancy up, trick up, deck out, trick out, prink, attire, get up, rig out, tog up, tog outPut on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
Catalanmalvestir-se

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