1. Slang phrasal verb meaning to be reprimanded or scolded with the connotation that the person with authority was yelling. I.E. "The gang was chewed out by their leader for failing to complete the job."
Often used in conjunction with the noun "ass". I.E., "I have to go in so my boss can chew my ass out." The phrase is often split as in, "The boss was chewing them out."
Similar to the use of, "chew" or "chewed", as an adjective meaning something was really bad.
1. To criticize for a fault or an offense: admonish, call down, castigate, chastise, chide, dress down, lambaste, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove, scold, tax, upbraid. Informal: bawl out. Slang: toss salad. Idioms: bring (or take) (or call) to task, call on the carpet, haul (or rake) over the coals, let someone have it.