chide

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From Middle English chiden (to chide, rebuke, disapprove, criticize; complain, grumble, dispute; argue, debate, dispute, quarrel), from Old English ċīdan (to chide, reprove, rebuke; blame, contend, strive, quarrel, complain). Cognate with German kiden (to sound); Old High German kīdal (wedge).

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chide (third-person singular simple present chides, present participle chiding, simple past chid or chided or chode, past participle chid or chided or chidden)

  1. (transitive) To admonish in blame; to reproach angrily.
  2. (intransitive, obsolete) To utter words of disapprobation and displeasure; to find fault; to contend angrily.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Genesis 31:36,[4]
      And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?
  3. (transitive, intransitive) To make a clamorous noise; to chafe.
    • c. 1597, William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 1, Act III, Scene 1,[5]
      Where is he living, clipp’d in with the sea
      That chides the banks of England, Scotland, Wales,
      Which calls me pupil, or hath read to me?
    • c. 1612, William Shakespeare and John Fletcher, Henry VIII, Act III, Scene 2,[6]
      [] though perils did
      Abound, as thick as thought could make ’em, and
      Appear in forms more horrid,—yet my duty,
      As doth a rock against the chiding flood,
      Should the approach of this wild river break,
      And stand unshaken yours.

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