lambaste
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /læmˈbæst/, /læmˈbeɪst/
  • (America) IPA: /læmˈbeɪst/, /læmˈbæst/
Verb

lambaste (lambastes, present participle lambasting; past and past participle lambasted)

  1. To scold, reprimand or criticize harshly.
    Synonyms: berate, scold, tell off, Thesaurus:criticize
    The sergeant lambasted the new recruits daily.
    Her first novel was well and truly lambasted by the critics.
  2. (dated in UK English but not US English) To give a thrashing to; to beat severely.
    Synonyms: beat, hit, thrash, Thesaurus:hit
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