What does the word chide mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To rebuke; scold.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To beat with murmuring sound, as waves; bay, as hounds.

Usage examples for chide

  1. So Mr Stewart went away, and Hamish watched till he was out of sight, and still stood long after that, till Shenac came to chide him for lingering out in the damp, and drew him in. – Shenac's Work at Home by Margaret Murray Robertson
  2. Sweetest, said he, winding his arms around her tenderly; thy lips never chide me, but thine eyes sometimes do! – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  3. Placing with vehemence the right fist in the left palm is a gesture commonly used to mock, chide, insult, reproach, and rebuke. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
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