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Definition 1: censure severely or angrily - [verb of communication]

Samples where call on the carpet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car
  • The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
  • The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup

Synonyms for call on the carpet in the sense of this definition

(call on the carpet is a kind of ...) find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

"The paper criticized the new movie" "Don't knock the food--it's free"

(... is a kind of call on the carpet ) censure severely

"She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

(... is a kind of call on the carpet ) reprimand

"She told the misbehaving student off"

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