take to task
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Related to take to task: take exception, On a par, take notice of, pick up the slack, give rise to, getting taken to task
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|Verb||1.||take to task - 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"|
call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, bawl out, berate, rebuke, reproof, scold, reprimand, call down, lambast, lambaste, lecture, remonstrate, trounce, jaw, rag
castigate, chasten, chastise, objurgate, correct - censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"