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Verb lambaste has 2 senses
  1. cane, flog, lambaste, lambast - beat with a cane
    --1 is one way to beat, beat up, work over
    Sample sentence:
    They want to lambaste the prisoners
  2. call on the carpet, 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 - 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"
    --2 is one way to knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot lambaste Sue
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