Infinitive: chastise
3rd person: chastises
Present: chastising
Gerund: chastising
Past: chastised
Perfect: chastised

To discipline; criticise severely; censor strictly; punish; castigate.


—Mrs∙ Estelle, she... Does she still work somewhere??
—Of course. You didn't know? She works part-time in the concrete prefab factory.— Doctor Barton informed casually while he was spreading butter. —But lifting prefabricated components for bridges doesn't do her knees any good. From the new year, she wants to transfer to the border patrol.
—Wouldn't that be too walking-intensive for her?— Mam worried about Grandma's joints. —Especially in the winter blizzards...?
—Will be sitting in the warmth all the time. She just needs to pass the tank-driving test by mid-December at the latest.
—Youuuzzza...!— the goggle-eyed Mam pressed both palms on her nose. —There's nothing funny about that!— she tapped Bruno on the arm. —Dad and I, too, will have to find some smalltime jobs. To make little extra money. A growing youth has a wolf in his belly. With two of you, we'll need... What is it?— she uncomprehendingly looked at her sternly
chastised son. (Context: Dr∙ Barton is joking at breakfast. Source: J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.)

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