[ lam-beyst, -bast ]
/ læmˈbeɪst, -ˈbæst /
verb (used with object), lam·bast·ed, lam·bast·ing. Informal.
to beat or whip severely.
to reprimand or berate harshly; censure; excoriate.
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Example sentences from the Web for lambasting
Although the film was reviewed by government censors, the participants obviously had no fear of lambasting the politicians.‘The Gatekeepers,’ Brooklyn College BDS Forum: Week of Israel Debate|Gail Sheehy|February 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I suppose you have heard of the lambasting Mr. Brooks gave Mr. Sumner.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 5 (of 20)|Charles Sumner