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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Definitions for lambaste

  1. To give a thrashing to; to beat severely.
  2. To scold sharply; to attack verbally; to berate.

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Citations for lambaste
. . .someone who spends most of his time lambasting his opponents for supporting the wrong ideas and the wrong courses of action. Richard Bernstein, New York Times
Evening after evening, Hiro and his teammates were lambasted for their failures and shortcomings. Noboru Yoshimura and Philip Anderson, Inside the Kaisha
Origin of lambaste
Lambaste is perhaps from lam, "to beat soundly; to thrash" + baste, "to beat vigorously."