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chide (pa. t. “chid,” pa. pple. “chid, chidden”)
1. intr. to scold, quarrel, speak loudly, brawl LLL. IV. iii. 132 “You chide at him,” Shr. I. ii. 96 “though she chide as loud As thunder,” Sonn. cxi. 1 “for my sake do you with Fortune chide.”
2. trans. to scold (freq.); to drive away with scolding MND. III. ii. 312 “he hath chid me hence.”
3. applied to sounds which suggest angry vehemence, e.g. the lashing of water 1H4 III. i. 45 “the sea That chides the banks,” Oth. II. i. 12 “The chidden billow” (Qq “chiding”).
4. to proclaim with noise H5 II. iv. 125 “caves . . . Shall chide your trespass and return your mock.”
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    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry IV, 3.1
    • William Shakespeare, Henry V, 2.4
    • William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 3.2
    • William Shakespeare, Sonnets, cxi
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