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tongue-lash

[ tuhng-lash ]
/ ˈtʌŋˌlæʃ /
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verb (used with or without object)

to scold severely.

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RELATED WORDS

castigation, scolding, diatribe, objurgation, berating, chiding, dressing-down

Nearby words

tongue thrust, tongue twister, tongue worm, tongue-and-groove joint, tongue-in-cheek, tongue-lash, tongue-lashing, tongue-swallowing, tongue-tie, tongue-tied, tongue-twister

Origin of tongue-lash

First recorded in 1880–85
Related formstongue-lash·ing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tongue-lashing

tongue-lash


verb

(tr) to reprimand severely; scold
Derived Formstongue-lashing, noun, adjective
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