dress down

Definitions of dress down
  1. verb
    censure severely or angrily
    “The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup”
    synonyms: bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, take to task, trounce, vituperate
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    types:
    castigate, chasten, chastise, correct, objurgate
    censure severely
    brush down, tell off
    reprimand
    flame
    criticize harshly, usually via an electronic medium
    type of:
    criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart
    find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
  2. verb
    dress informally and casually
    synonyms: underdress
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    Antonyms:
    attire, deck out, deck up, dress up, fancy up, fig out, fig up, get up, gussy up, overdress, prink, rig out, tog out, tog up, trick out, trick up
    put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
    dress, dress up
    dress in a certain manner
    costume, dress up
    dress in a costume
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    type of:
    dress, get dressed
    put on clothes
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