Chide v. t.
1. To rebuke; to reprove; to scold; to find fault with.
Upbraided, chid, and rated at. --Shak.
2. Fig.: To be noisy about; to chafe against.
The sea that chides the banks of England. --Shak.
To chide hither, To chide from, or To chide away, to cause to come, or to drive away, by scolding or reproof.
Syn: -- To blame; rebuke; reprove; scold; censure; reproach; reprehend; reprimand.
Chide, v. i.
1. To utter words of disapprobation and displeasure; to find fault; to contend angrily.
Wherefore the people did chide with Moses. --Ex. xvii. 2.
2. To make a clamorous noise; to chafe.
As doth a rock againts the chiding flood. --Shak.
Chide, n. A continuous noise or murmur.
The chide of streams. --Thomson.
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: call on the carpet, rebuke,
rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw,
dress down, call down, scold, berate, bawl out,
remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste,
[also: chidden, chid]