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Verb: lambast  lam'beyst or lam'bast or 'lam,beyst
  1. Censure severely or angrily
    "The deputy lambasted the Prime Minister";
    - call on the carpet [US, informal], take to task, rebuke, rag [informal], trounce, lecture, reprimand, jaw [informal], dress down [informal], call down [informal], scold, chide, berate, bawl out [informal], remonstrate, chew out [N. Amer, informal], chew up [N. Amer, informal], have words, lambaste, ream [N. Amer, informal], wig [Brit, informal]
     
  2. Beat with a cane
    - cane, flog, lambaste

Derived forms: lambasted, lambasts, lambasting

Type of: beat, beat up, criticise [Brit], criticize, damn [informal], knock [informal], pick apart, work over