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- lambast (UK)
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /læmˈbæst/
- (US) IPA(key): /læmˈbæst/, /læmˈbeɪst/
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- Rhymes: -æst
- To scold, reprimand or criticize harshly.
- The sergeant lambasted the new recruits daily.
- Her first novel was well and truly lambasted by the critics.
- 2013, Paul Harris, Lance Armstrong faces multi-million dollar legal challenges after confession (in The Guardian, 19 January 2013)
- Indeed, part of the problem was that Armstrong was rowing back on so much previous behaviour and years of aggressive lambasting of reporters, officials and team-mates who had claimed he was doping. "I don't forgive Lance Armstrong, who lied to me in two interviews. And I suspect most of America won't, either," Kurtz wrote.
- (dated) To give a thrashing to; to beat severely.
- (to give a thrashing to): beat, hit, thrash
- (to scold or verbally reprimand): berate, scold, tell off
to scold or verbally reprimand
to give a thrashing to