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 for chew out
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  chew out
      v 1: 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, take to
           task, 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]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  22 Moby Thesaurus words for "chew out":
     bawl out, carpet, chew, chew ass, cuss out, give a going-over,
     give hail Columbia, give hell, give the deuce, give what-for,
     jack up, jaw, lambaste, ream, ream ass, ream out, revile, sit on,
     tell off, tongue-lash, vituperate, wig

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