lambast




Definitions of lambast
  1. verb

    censure severely or angrily

    synonyms:
    bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, take to task, trounce, vituperate
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    types:

    castigate, chasten, chastise, correct, objurgate

    censure severely
    brush down, tell off

    reprimand
    flame

    criticize harshly, usually via an electronic medium
    type of:

    criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart

    find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

  2. verb

    beat with a cane

    synonyms:
    cane, flog, lambaste
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    type of:

    beat, beat up, work over

    give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression

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