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pillory

 
Noun pillory has 1 sense
  1. pillory, stocks - a wooden instrument of punishment on a post with holes for the neck and hands; offenders were locked in and so exposed to public scorn
    --1 is a kind of instrument of punishment
    Derived form: verb pillory2
Verb pillory has 3 senses
  1. pillory, gibbet - expose to ridicule or public scorn
    --1 is one way to expose, exhibit, display
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. pillory - punish by putting in a pillory
    --2 is one way to
    punish, penalize, penalise
    Derived form: noun pillory1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. savage, pillory, crucify - criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage"
    --3 is one way to knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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