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"reproach" in British English

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reproachverb [T]

uk   /rɪˈprəʊtʃ/  us   /-ˈproʊtʃ/
C2 to ​criticize someone, ​especially for not being ​successful or not doing what is ​expected: His ​mother reproached him for not ​eating all his ​dinner. You have nothing to reproach ​yourself for/with.

reproachnoun [C or U]

uk   /rɪˈprəʊtʃ/  us   /-ˈproʊtʃ/
C2 something that you say or do to ​criticize someone, ​especially for not being ​successful or for not doing what is ​expected: The ​look of reproach on his ​face made her ​feelguilty. Your reproaches are ​useless - what's done is done.
(Definition of reproach from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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reproachverb [T]

 us   /rɪˈproʊtʃ/
to ​criticize or ​findfault with someone: He’s still reproaching himself for the ​accident.
(Definition of reproach from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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