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Dress down   /drɛs daʊn/   Listen
Dress down

verb
1.
Censure severely or angrily.  Synonyms: bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, take to task, trounce.  "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister" , "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
2.
Dress informally and casually.  Synonym: underdress.






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Words linked to "Dress down" :   berate, get dressed, dress up, castigate, criticize, knock, dress, pick apart, correct, chasten, criticise, lambast, chastise, tell off, objurgate, reprimand, overdress, call on the carpet, brush down



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