Sunday, April 20, 2008
Definitions for lambaste
- To give a thrashing to; to beat severely.
- 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.
Evening after evening, Hiro and his teammates were lambasted for their failures and shortcomings.
Origin of lambaste
Lambaste is perhaps from lam, "to beat soundly; to thrash" + baste, "to beat vigorously."