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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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“Keelhaul.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/keelhaul. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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