Definition of Chewing out
1. Noun. A severe scolding.
Generic synonyms: Rebuke, Reprehension, Reprimand, Reproof, Reproval
Derivative terms: Castigate, Upbraid
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Literary usage of Chewing out
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1. Picturesque Sketches of Greece and Turkey by Aubrey De Vere (1850)
"Before we had done ruminating dark fancies, and chewing out the luxury of a grievance, we discovered that those who complain about trifles are not left long ..."
2. The British Quarterly Review by Robert Vaughan, Henry Allon (1869)
"They took the betel which they were chewing out of their mouths, and made some members of the mission eat it. Mr. Eden's share in these indignities may be ..."
3. Ninth Day of Creationby Leonard Crane by Leonard Crane (2000)
"Almost certainly it was this 'bureau bashing' which had provided Coleman the justification for chewing out Moss and the DCI for their poor intelligence take ..."
4. The Horseless Age (1909)
"... from Krupp chrome-nickel steel; they are cut with 8 pitch teeth and are heat treated, and the company guarantee them against stripping or chewing out. ..."
5. Homage to a Broken Man: The Life of J. Heinrich Arnold by Peter Mommsen (2004)
"Once Heiner saw Dick chewing out a guest over a snide comment he had made. Afterward, Heiner tapped Dick on the shoulder. "I wonder if it was really wise to ..."