lambaste(redirected from lambasts)
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tr.v. lam·bast·ed, lam·bast·ing, lam·bastes
1. To give a thrashing to; beat.
2. To scold sharply; berate: lambasted the workers for the shoddy construction.
or lam•bast(læmˈbeɪst, -ˈbæst)
1. to beat or whip severely.
2. to reprimand harshly; berate.
Past participle: lambasted
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|Verb||1.||lambaste - beat with a cane|
|2.||lambaste - censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"|
call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, bawl out, berate, reproof, scold, take to task, rebuke, reprimand, call down, lambast, lecture, remonstrate, trounce, jaw, rag
castigate, chasten, chastise, objurgate, correct - censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
1. Informal. To hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows:
assail, assault, baste, batter, beat, belabor, buffet, drub, hammer, pound, pummel, smash, thrash, thresh.
Idiom: rain blows on.
brokke sig over
tala illa om