1. 1〔責める〕blame ((for)),《文》 censure ((for));〔あら探しをする〕find fault ((with));〔たしなめる〕reproach ((for));〔しかる〕rebuke ((for))
    • 教師は彼の怠慢をとがめた
    • The teacher reproached [censured/rebuked] him for being lazy.
    • 彼は無断欠勤をとがめられた
    • He was taken to task for being absent without permission.
    • いつも人をとがめてばかりいる
    • He is always finding fault with people.
    • 些細ささいなミスをとがめるな
    • 《口》 Don't 「pick on [jump all over] people for little mistakes.
  1. 2〔反省して心が痛む〕
    • 彼に黙っていたので気がとがめた
    • I feltguilty for [qualms about] having kept it from him.
    • 彼はそのことで気がとがめているらしい
    • He seems to have a bad conscience about it.
  1. 3〔怪しんで聞く〕
    • 夜半過ぎに交番の前を通ったら巡査にとがめられた
    • A policeman stopped me for questioning when I passed the police box after midnight.