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 call on the carpet
      v : censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child
          for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the
          Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter
          for bringing cold soup" [syn: rebuke, rag, trounce,
           reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down,
          call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate,
           chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast]