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English verb: lambast

1. lambast (contact) beat with a cane


ExamplesThey want to lambast the prisoners


Synonymscane, flog, lambaste


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)beat, beat up, work over

2. lambast (communication) censure severely or angrily


SamplesThe mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car.
The deputy ragged the Prime Minister.
The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup.


ExamplesSam cannot lambast Sue


Synonymsbawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, take to task, trounce


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart


Narrower (hyponym)brush down, castigate, chasten, chastise, correct, objurgate, tell off









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