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To Chide, To Reprimand
transitive verb, godan verb
Because the hiragana ends with an う sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means scold and the verb vocab version also means to scold.
The reading comes from the reading you learned with the kanji.
When I got double eyelid surgery done, I was harshly scolded by my parents because I hurt the face I inherited from them.