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verb [intransitive/transitive] mainly literary British English pronunciation: chide /tʃaɪd/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theychide
he/she/itchides
present participlechiding
past tensechided
past participlechided
  1. to criticize someone, or to speak to them in an angry way because you think their behaviour is wrong
    chide someone for something:

    The company was chided for its lack of original research.

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