lambaste definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • Informal to offer a thrashing to; beat. See Synonyms at beat.
    • Informal To scold greatly; berate.
    • to conquer seriously
    • to scold, reprimand, or berate harshly.
  • verb:
    • To scold, reprimand or criticize harshly.
    • to provide a thrashing to; to conquer severely.
    • beat with a cane
    • censure severely or angrily
  • others:
    • to conquer seriously; thrash; in sailors' use, to conquer with a rope's end.

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