Synonyms for brush-down
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- 1. tell off, brush down, call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast
- usage: reprimand; "She told the misbehaving student off"