up braid

upbraid

[uhp-breyd]
verb (used with object)
1.
to find fault with or reproach severely; censure: The military tribunal upbraided the soldier for his cowardice.
2.
(of things) to bring reproach on; serve as a reproach to.
verb (used without object)
3.
Archaic. to utter reproaches.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English; Old English upbrēdan to adduce as a fault. See up-, braid

upbraider, noun
unupbraided, adjective


1. reprove, blame. See reprimand.
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upbraid (ʌpˈbreɪd)
 
vb
1.  to reprove or reproach angrily
2.  to find fault with
 
[Old English upbregdan; related to Danish bebreide; see up, braid]
 
up'braider
 
n
 
up'braiding
 
n
 
up'braidingly
 
adv

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upbraid
O.E. upbregdan "bring forth as a ground for censure," from up "up" + bregdan "move quickly, intertwine" (see braid). Cf. M.Swed. upbrygdha. Meaning "scold" is first attested late 13c.
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