[ 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-lashtongue-lash·ing, noun
Words nearby tongue-lash
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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.The Poor Little Rich Girl|Eleanor Gates
British Dictionary definitions for tongue-lash
(tr) to reprimand severely; scold
Derived forms of tongue-lashtongue-lashing, noun, adjective
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