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tongue-lash

[tuhng-lash]
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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to scold severely.

Origin of tongue-lash

First recorded in 1880–85
Related formstongue-lash·ing, noun
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tongue-lash

verb
  1. (tr) to reprimand severely; scold
Derived Formstongue-lashing, noun, adjective
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