Meaning of “chew sb out” in the English Dictionary

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"chew sb out" in British English

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chew sb out

US informal
phrasal verb with chew uk /tʃuː/ us /tʃuː/ verb [ I or T ]

to tell someone angrily that they have done something wrong:

The coach chewed his team out for playing so badly.

(Definition of “chew sb out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)