chide

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chide / chīd/ • v. (past chid·ed or archaic chid / chid/ ; past part. chid·ed or archaic chid·den / ˈchidn/ ) [tr.] scold or rebuke: she chided him for not replying to her letters. DERIVATIVES: chid·er n.chid·ing·ly adv.

chide

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chide †wrangle; dispute angrily with OE.; scold, reprove XIII. OE. ċīdan (str. vb.), of unkn. orig.

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