Definitions for lambastelæmˈbeɪst, -ˈbæst
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to beat or whip severely.
to reprimand harshly; berate.
Origin of lambaste:
1630–40; appar. lam+baste3
cane, flog, lambaste, lambast(verb)
beat with a cane
call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast(verb)
censure severely or angrily
"The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
To scold, reprimand or criticize harshly.
To give a thrashing to; to beat severely.
Origin: First attested in 1637. Probably
to beat severely