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keelhaul

verb

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to criticize (someone) severely or angrily especially for personal failings
  • there's no need to keelhaul him—it was an honest mistake, and a small one at that

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The first known use of keelhaul was in 1666

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“Keelhaul.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/keelhaul. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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