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lam·baste

lambaste

 
pronunciation:
laem beIst
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: lambastes, lambasting, lambasted
definition 1: to scold harshly.
The mayor's opponent lambasted him in a televised interview.
synonyms:
berate, chew out
similar words:
belabor, excoriate, rebuke, reprimand, roast, scold, upbraid
definition 2: (informal) to beat or thrash soundly.
synonyms:
clobber, shellac, trounce, whale
similar words:
beat, belabor, bludgeon, cane, chastise, drub, flail, flog, hammer, hide, lather, pummel, tan, thrash, whip
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