tongue–lash verb \ˈtəŋ-ˌlash\
Origin of TONGUE-LASH
back-formation from tongue-lashing
First Known Use: 1856
Related to TONGUE-LASH
- baste, bawl out, berate, call down, castigate, chastise, chew out, dress down, flay, hammer, jaw, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), lecture, rag, rail (at or against), rant (at), rate, ream (out), rebuke, reprimand, reproach, score, tongue-lash, upbraid
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