Origin of upbraidMiddle English upbreiden from Old English upbregdan from up-, up- + bregdan, to pull: see braid
An example of upbraid is to scream and curse at someone for an error he made.
transitive verbup·braid·ed, up·braid·ing, up·braids
Origin of upbraidMiddle English upbreiden from Old English ūpbrēdan to bring forward as a ground for censure ūp- up- bregdan to turn, lay hold of
- (obsolete) The act of reproaching; contumely.
(third-person singular simple present upbraids, present participle upbraiding, simple past and past participle upbraided)
- To criticize severely.
- (archaic) To charge with something wrong or disgraceful; to reproach; to cast something in the teeth of; - followed by with or for, and formerly of, before the thing imputed.
- (archaic, intransitive) To utter upbraidings.
- (UK dialectal, Northern England) To rise on the stomach; vomit; retch.
- The Israelites, terrified by the approach of the Egyptians, upbraid Moses, who promises them deliverance by the hand of Yahweh (xiv.
- She looked at him and, screwing up her eyes sternly, continued to upbraid the general who had won from her.