The definition of lambaste is to beat, or to scold or berate by yelling.verb
An example of lambaste is for a parent to scold a child by yelling.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- to beat soundly; thrash
- to scold or denounce severely
Origin: lam + baste
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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.