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Definition of lambaste verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

lambaste

 verb
(also lambast) verb
NAmE//læmˈbeɪst//
 
, NAmE//læmˈbæst//
 
lambaste somebody/something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they lambaste
 
he / she / it lambastes
 
past simple lambasted
 
-ing form lambasting
 
 
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to attack or criticize someone or something very severely, especially in public synonym lay into
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: lambaste