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 lambasted
When his Twilight movies got lambasted, “that was more expected,” he says.
During the 2012 battle between Hamas and Israel, Stewart lambasted the media for its obsession with declaring a “winner.”How Jon Stewart Made It Okay to Care About Palestinian Suffering|Dean Obeidallah|July 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He lambasted the NSA for its over-zealous data grabs, and its unrestrained eavesdropping on average Americans.
Snowden was lambasted as the most dangerous leaker in U.S. history.Up to Speed: Four Highlights of the White House Report on How to Change the NSA|Eli Lake|December 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Some wines that fall under the natural wine umbrella are lambasted for trying to pawn off technically flawed wines.
I have added to my unpopularity by the manner in which I lambasted the repressionist element in the campaign just closed.The Hindered Hand|Sutton E. Griggs
I took 'em on one at a time as they happened along, and lambasted 'em all over the place.The Prodigal Judge|Vaughan Kester
To be lambasted with a dried codfish was such an unheard-of thing that Rilla could not face it.Rainbow Valley|Lucy Maud Montgomery
You just laid for that one, and lambasted it out where the buttercups and daisies grow.Batting to Win|Lester Chadwick
Accordingly we encouraged and urged, tugged and lambasted, with a right good will, but all to no effect.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922|Lucy Maud Montgomery
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.