dress down

Primary Meanings of dress down

1.
v
censure severely or angrily
2.
v
dress informally and casually
Full Definitions of dress down
1

v 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
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

v dress informally and casually

Synonyms:
underdress
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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