Lambaste definitions

lăm-bāst'
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.

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To give a thrashing to; beat.
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To scold sharply; berate.

Lambasted the workers for the shoddy construction.

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To beat soundly; thrash.
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To scold or denounce severely.
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To scold, reprimand or criticize harshly.

The sergeant lambasted the new recruits daily.

Her first novel was well and truly lambasted by the critics.

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(dated) To give a thrashing to; to beat severely.
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Origin of lambaste

First attested in 1637. Probably lam (“beat”) +‎ baste (“beat”)