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  Definition of call on the carpet
  1. censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger''s car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
Similar Words: 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

 

Hyponyms: chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct, tell off, brush down

 

Derivational Morphology: chiding, scolding, objurgation, tongue-lashing, scold, scolder, nag, nagger, common scold, rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimand, lecture, speech, talking to, upbraider, reprover, reproacher, rebuker

 

 
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