A Word A Day : Rebuke
( Verb )Rebuke
Word of 12th July 2007: A Word A Day-Rebuke
(ri BYOOK): to criticize sharply
The judge rebuked
the convicted murderer for chopping up so many people and burying them in the woods.
We trembled as Mr. Solomon rebuked
us for flipping over his car and taking off the tires.
A piece of sharp criticism is called a rebuke
When the students pushed their French teacher out of the window, the principal delivered a rebuke
that made their ears twirl.
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