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lambaste

lam·baste

lambaste

pronunciation:
laem beIst
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: lambasted, lambastes, lambasting
definition 1: (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
definition 2: to scold harshly.
synonyms:
berate, chew out
similar words:
belabor, excoriate, rebuke, reprimand, roast, scold, upbraid