ream out

v To scold, chastise. The boss really reamed him out for his bad report. 1950s

Historical dictionary of American slang . 2014.

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  • ream out — transitive verb Etymology: ream (V) slang : to reprimand severely …   Useful english dictionary

  • ream out — scold, give you hell, tie into    He reamed me out for driving too fast. He said I could have caused an accident …   English idioms

  • ream out — v. scold or berate somebody …   English slang

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  • ream — Synonyms and related words: auger, bawl out, beat, bilk, bite, bore, broach, bugger, cardboard, chew, chew ass, chew out, chisel, countersink, cozen, cuss out, diddle, do, drill, empierce, fellate, fix, give a going over, give hail Columbia, give …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Ream — Ream, v. t. [Cf. {Reim}.] To stretch out; to draw out into thongs, threads, or filaments. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ream — Ream, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reamed} (r[=e]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Reaming}.] [Cf. G. r[ a]umen to remove, to clear away, fr. raum room. See {Room}.] To bevel out, as the mouth of a hole in wood or metal; in modern usage, to enlarge or dress out, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ream somebody out — ˌream sbˈout derived (NAmE, informal) to criticize sb strongly because they have done sth wrong • He reamed me out in front of everyone. Main entry: ↑reamderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • ream — ream1 [rēm] n. [ME rem < MFr raime < It risma < Ar rizma, bale, packet < razama, to pack together] 1. a unit of measure for a quantity of paper: the quantity varies from 480 sheets (20 quires) to 516 sheets, depending on the… …   English World dictionary

  • ream|er — «REE muhr», noun. 1. a tool for enlarging or shaping a hole. 2. a utensil for squeezing the juice out of oranges, lemons, and the like …   Useful english dictionary

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