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Chew up   /tʃu əp/   Listen
Chew up

Censure severely or angrily.  Synonyms: bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chide, dress down, 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"

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"Chew up" Quotes from Famous Books

... must chew up those old stubs, and dry and sell them for smoking-tobacco. Therefore, give your custom to other than ...
— Innocents abroad • Mark Twain

... "it is very fashionable to go big-game shooting nowadays, and an African lion may yet chew up a ...
— Winding Paths • Gertrude Page

... can do anything any other tank can do, and then some more. It can demolish a good-sized house or heavy wall, break down big trees, and chew up barbed-wire fences as if they were toothpicks. I'll show you all that in due time. Just now, if the repairs are finished, we can get back on ...
— Tom Swift and his War Tank - or, Doing his Bit for Uncle Sam • Victor Appleton

Words linked to "Chew up" :   chasten, tell off, pick apart, knock, castigate, chastise, objurgate, criticize, brush down, lambaste, correct, criticise

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