• WordNet 3.6
    • v lambaste 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 lambaste beat with a cane
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Lambaste To beat severely;
    • Lambaste to scold, reprimand, or berate harshly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • lambaste To beat severely; thrash; in sailors' use, to beat with a rope's end.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Lam, + baste, to beat


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
Wouldn't Thackeray have lambasted the best sellers?
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Now, ef you want me to lambaste ye, I'm the man to do it, an' do it hahnsome.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864" by Various

In news:

Valley Dems lambaste Kasich over budget, SB 5.
Global Warming Skeptics Lambaste Plan to Increase Funding for Climate Change Research.
Irate Cleveland Indians fans lambaste team's trade of Cliff Lee for minor-league prospects.
Activists are challenging a ruling that they owe almost $26,000 to cover the legal fee s of four county officials they sued after the officials publicly lambasted a ballot measure that asked voters to abolish property taxes in North Dakota.
Over the course of 36 horrific months, critics lambasted her work.
Peeved ranchers lambaste federal effort to ID herd animals.
Ben Bernanke and the Fed are being lambasted, especially by GOP lawmakers, over policies to stimulate the economy.
Twitter users lambasted her as "stupid" for mixing up the conditions of amnesia ("Romneysia") and cancer.
The National Labor Relations Board has issued rulings recently lambasting companies that terminated employees for remarks made over social media.
Anyone who's tuned into Sports Radio WEEI over the years has likely heard the popular Dennis & Callahan show lambaste the Massachusetts legal system .
At 79, Ex-Party Official Lambastes Chinese Leaders.
TSA Spurns Invite To Be Lambasted By Subcommittee.
The Guatemalan presidential commissioner on racism lambasted the film as racist against Mayans.
In my view, it's all that stuff that constitutes the screw-up that the Fed should be lambasted for.
Amy Silverstein, who became a heart patient at 24, lambasted her doctor when he said she needed a transplant, agreeing only when her father begged her—on his knees.