verb (used with object), lam·bast·ed, lam·bast·ing. Informal.
- lamb, charles,
- lamb, william,
- lambda calculus,
- lambda particle,
- lambda point,
- lambda-b baryon
Origin of lambaste
Examples from the Web for lambaste
Indisputably Obama, I think, though of course, he will go on the stump and lambaste Republicans for holding out on tax cuts.
He predicted, correctly, that The New York Times would jump all over the ad and lambaste McCain.
You say a word, Codfish, and I'll lambaste the life out of you!The Rover Boys on a Hunt|Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
An' then, whoop they come over to England, an' they lambaste the Anglo-Saxons, an' talk to 'em about 'honneur.'How Doth the Simple Spelling Bee|Owen Wister
This was the first time he had ever touched a book—when he picked up one to lambaste these boys with it.The Librarian at Play|Edmund Lester Pearson
Say, Mr. Peel, if you ever have occasion to lambaste Watski again, just call to me.The Iron Boys in the Steel Mills|James R. Mears
Ef I catches him in my o'cha'd ag'in, I'll lambaste him good.The Cat in Grandfather's House|Carl Henry Grabo
1630s, from lam (1590s, ultimately from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse lemja "to beat, to lame") + baste "to thrash" (see baste). Related: Lambasted; lambasting.