dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


3 definitions found
 for lambaste
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lambaste \Lam*baste"\, v. t. [Lam + baste to beat.]
     To beat severely; specifically, to beat with a cane. [Low]
     --Nares.
  
     Syn: cane, flog, lambaste.
          [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. to scold, reprimand, or berate harshly.
  
     Syn: rebuke, rag, reproof, reprimand, jaw, dress down, scold,
          chide, berate, bawl out, jaw at, remonstrate with, chew
          out, chew up, have words with, lambast.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lambaste
      v 1: beat with a cane [syn: cane, flog, lambaste,
           lambast]
      2: 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" [syn: call on the carpet, take to task,
         rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture,
         reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold,
         chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out,
         chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  103 Moby Thesaurus words for "lambaste":
     admonish, attack, bang, baste, batter, bawl out, beat,
     beat all hollow, beat hollow, belabor, berate, best, birch,
     blister, bludgeon, buffet, call down, cane, castigate, censure,
     chew, chew ass, chew out, chide, clobber, crawl, cudgel, cuss out,
     defeat, destroy, do in, dress down, drub, excoriate, fix, flail,
     flap, flay, flog, give a going-over, give hail Columbia, give hell,
     give the deuce, give what-for, hammer, hide, hors de combat,
     horsewhip, jack up, knock, larrup, lash, lather, lick, maul,
     outclass, outdo, outfight, outgeneral, outmaneuver, outpoint,
     outrun, outsail, outshine, paste, patter, pelt, pommel, pound,
     pulverize, pummel, put, rap, ream, ream ass, ream out, rebuke,
     reprimand, reprove, revile, ruin, scold, scourge, settle, shellac,
     sit on, skin, skin alive, sledgehammer, smear, smother, spank,
     thrash, thresh, thump, trim, triumph over, trounce, undo, upbraid,
     wallop, whip, worst
  
  

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229