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tongue-lash

[tuhng-lash] /ˈtʌŋˌlæʃ/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to scold severely.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
Related forms
tongue-lashing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tongue-lashing

tongue-lash

verb
1.
(transitive) to reprimand severely; scold
Derived Forms
tongue-lashing, noun, adjective
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