Up*braid" (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Upbraided; p. pr. & vb. n. Upbraiding.] [OE. upbreiden; AS, upp up + bregdan to draw, twist, weave, or the kindred Icel. breg&edh;a to draw, brandish, braid, deviate from, change, break off, upbraid. See Up, and Braid, v. t.]

1.

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.

And upbraided them with their unbelief. Mark xvi. 14.

Vet do not Upbraid us our distress. Shak.

2.

To reprove severely; to rebuke; to chide.

Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done. Matt. xi. 20

How much doth thy kindness upbraid my wickedness! Sir P. Sidney.

3.

To treat with contempt.

[Obs.]

Spenser.

4.

To object or urge as a matter of reproach; to cast up; -- with to before the person.

[Obs.]

Bacon.

Syn. -- To reproach; blame; censure; condemn.

 

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Up*braid", v. i.

To utter upbraidings.

Pope.

 

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Up*braid", n.

The act of reproaching; contumely.

[Obs.] " Foul upbraid."

Spenser.

 

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