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dress down

 
Verb dress down has 2 senses
  1. call on the carpet, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast - censure severely or angrily; "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"
    --1 is one way to knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot dress down Sue
  2. dress down, underdress - put on clothes that make a careless or ill-dressed impression
    --2 is one way to dress, get dressed
    Antonyms: dress up, fig out, fig up, deck up, gussy up, fancy up, trick up, deck out, trick out, prink, attire, get up, rig out, tog up, tog out, overdress
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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