- The definition of lambaste is to beat, or to scold or berate by yelling.
An example of lambaste is for a parent to scold a child by yelling.
A boss lambastes his employee.
lambaste definition by Webster's New World
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transitive verb lambasted, lambasting
- to beat soundly; thrash
- to scold or denounce severely
Origin: lam plush baste
Also sp. lambast
lambaste definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb lam·bast·ed, lam·bast·ing, lam·bastes Informal
- To give a thrashing to; beat. See Synonyms at beat.
- To scold sharply; berate.
Origin: Perhaps lam1 + baste3.