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lambaste

verb
variants: or lambast

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1 to criticize (someone) severely or angrily especially for personal failings
  • the director lambasted them mercilessly for forgetting their lines during the final dress rehearsal

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2 to criticize harshly and usually publicly
  • movie critics across the country lambasted the film for its contrived plot

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3 to strike repeatedly
  • like all westerns, this movie contains the requisite scene of saloon patrons lambasting each other

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“Lambaste.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lambaste. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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