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"
- She took up the meter with care for fear that it be damaged.
- He builds up a successful business but it is all do at the expense of his health.
- Our bodies get bigger but our hearts get torn up.
- Hurt by their impolite words, he flared up.
- Chew your food properly before swallowing it.