lam·baste verb \(ˌ)lam-ˈbāst, -ˈbast; ˈlam-ˌ\
: to criticize (someone or something) very harshly
: to attack verbally : censure <critics lambasted his performance>
Examples of LAMBASTE
- The coach lambasted the team for its poor play.
- They wrote several letters lambasting the new law.
Origin of LAMBASTE
probably from 1lam
First Known Use: 1620
Related to LAMBASTE
- baste, bawl out, berate, call down, castigate, chastise, chew out, dress down, flay, hammer, jaw, keelhaul, scold (or lambast), lecture, rag, rail (at or against), rant (at), rate, ream (out), rebuke, reprimand, reproach, score, tongue-lash, upbraid
Rhymes with LAMBASTE
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