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Chide (?), v. t. [imp. Chid (?), or Chode (Obs.); p. p. Chidden (?), Chid; p. pr. & vb. n. Chiding.] [AS. cidan; of unknown origin.]


To rebuke; to reprove; to scold; to find fault with.

Upbraided, chid, and rated at. Shak.


Fig.: To be noise about; to chafe against.

The sea that chides the banks of England. Shak.

To chide hither, chide from, ∨ chide away, to cause to come, or to drive away, by scolding or reproof.

Syn. -- To blame; rebuke; reprove; scold; censure; reproach; reprehend; reprimand.


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Chide, v. i.


To utter words of disapprobation and displeasure; to find fault; to contend angrily.

Wherefore the people did chide with Moses. Ex. xvii. 2.


To make a clamorous noise; to chafe.

As doth a rock againts the chiding flood. Shak.


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Chide, n. [AS. cid]

A continuous noise or murmur.

The chide of streams. Thomson.


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