HyperDic: tell_off

English > 1 sense of the expression tell off:
VERBcommunicationtell off, brush downreprimand
English > tell off: 1 sense > verb 1, communication
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymbrush down
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
See alsotelllet something be known
Spanishabroncar, increpar

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