tongue-lash

[ tuhng-lash ]
/ ˈtʌŋˌlæʃ /

verb (used with or without object)

to scold severely.

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Origin of tongue-lash

First recorded in 1880–85

OTHER WORDS FROM tongue-lash

tongue-lashing, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for tongue-lash

  • Yet bravely he strove again to give tongue-lash for tongue-lash—by reaching out one palsied hand toward his weapon.

British Dictionary definitions for tongue-lash

tongue-lash

verb

(tr) to reprimand severely; scold

Derived forms of tongue-lash

tongue-lashing, noun, adjective
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