lambast

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v lambast censure severely or angrily "The 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"
    • v lambast beat with a cane
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Usage

In literature:

I'll lambaste dat coon when I gits him, so I will.
"Tom Swift and his Giant Cannon" by Victor Appleton
I'll lambaste him good for this, now I tell you.
"Hiram The Young Farmer" by Burbank L. Todd
I was goin' to lambaste you.
"His Dog" by Albert Payson Terhune
So I picked you up and laid you across my knee and lambasted you well.
"Rilla of Ingleside" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Just because she's a actress is no reason you can publicly lambaste her with hen-fruit.
"Smoke Bellew" by Jack London
You lambasted old Bambilio.
"The Unwilling Vestal" by Edward Lucas White
I want to go out and help lambaste those infernally cocksure armies of that jelly-and-cream King.
"Makers of Madness" by Hermann Hagedorn
You lambasted me afore all Happy Valley last Sunday an' now I'm a-goin' to lick you fer it.
"In Happy Valley" by John Fox
At supper Van Amberg's Great Moral Menagerie received a lambasting that boded no good for its future in Brownsville.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
You urge them behind with a good lambasting.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
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In news:

The union members lambasted Republicans and chanted, 'We work, we vote'.
Joe Crowley has taken a different tact, using props to lambaste the G.O.P.
In a CNBC interview, billionaire oil tycoon turned green-tech evangelist T. Boone Pickens lambasted the president for not doing enough to promote domestic oil and natural gas production.
In a CNBC interview, oil tycoon turned green-tech evangelist T. Boone Pickens lambasted the president for not doing enough to promote domestic oil and natural gas production.
When I, as an officer in the US Navy, referred to " subordinates " I was lambasted by some of my non-military friends.
On primary day, Obama lambastes GOP budget plan as ' Trojan horse '.
Goldman Execs Lambasted for " Unbridled Greed".
A Sept 24 letter writer lambasted Mitt Romney for his off-the-cuff remarks about the 47 percent of the population who are supporters of President Barack Obama and have absolutely no intention of voting for Romney.
Civil rights organizations lambast recent shooting.
Two grand juries lambasted him and all but branded him a criminal.
The candidate lambasted Americans who don't pay income taxes…in front of an audience that included one businessman who'd gone to jail for evading them.
On May 31, standing in front of Solyndra's vacant headquarters, Mitt Romney lambasted President Obama for granting the company a $528 million loan guarantee.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Thursday lambasted a US bill imposing sanctions on Russian officials accused of human rights violations, saying that it hurts Russian-American relations.
Irish ministers defend budget after media, public lambasting.
Anderson Cooper lambasts Star Jones, others.
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