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Definition of pillory verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

pillory

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈpɪləri//
 
[often passive] pillory somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pillory
 
he / she / it pillories
 
past simple pilloried
 
-ing form pillorying
 
 
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to criticize someone strongly in public He was regularly pilloried by the press for his radical ideas.
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