give a short especially official scolding to
"he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
"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"
The uproar..brought a..rebuke from Mr Secretary Cecil.
出自： W. S. Churchill
The Archbishop..offering neither exhortation nor rebuke.
出自： A. Kenny
Instead of comforting her, he coldly rebuked her.
出自： D. M. Thomas
His discretion seemed to rebuke our..curiosity.
The teacher rebuked the boy for throwing paper on the floor.
He was rebuked by his teacher for cheating.
He was rebuked for his neglect of duty.
The police were rebuked by the judge for the way they had acted.
That boy will have to be rebuked for his bad behaviour.