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chide

[ chahyd ]
/ tʃaɪd /
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verb (used with object), chid·ed or chid [chid], /tʃɪd/, chid·ed or chid or chid·den [chid-n], /ˈtʃɪd n/, chid·ing.

to express disapproval of; scold; reproach: The principal chided the children for their thoughtless pranks.
to harass, nag, impel, or the like by chiding: She chided him into apologizing.

verb (used without object), chid·ed or chid [chid], /tʃɪd/, chid·ed or chid or chid·den [chid-n], /ˈtʃɪd n/, chid·ing.

to scold or reproach; find fault.

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Origin of chide

before 1000; Middle English chiden,Old English cīdan
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British Dictionary definitions for chide

chide
/ (tʃaɪd) /

verb chides, chiding, chided, chid, chided, chid or chidden

to rebuke or scold
(tr) to goad into action
chider, nounchidingly, adverb
Old English cīdan
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