read the riot act (to)
Synonyms and Antonyms of read the riot act (to)
- The officer read the riot act to her for speeding in a school zone.
abuse, assail, attack, bad-mouth, blame, blast, censure, condemn, criticize, crucify, denounce, dis (also diss) [slang], excoriate, fault, harangue, knock, lace (into), lash, pan, reprehend, revile, scourge, slam, vituperate
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