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excoriate

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1 to criticize harshly and usually publicly
  • The mayor had hardly been in office for a month before she was being excoriated for problems of very long standing.
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beat up on, light into, sail into, tie into

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2 to make sore by continued rubbing
  • The new shoes had badly excoriated his heels.
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