Friday, May 27, 2011

lambast

lambast [ lam-BEYST, -BAST ]
 transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 to beat or denounce severely
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 Instead of verbally lambasting politicians, the middle class in India would be better served if they were to be active participants in the democratic process and be vigilant citizens at all times.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 The prime minister, who lambasts his main rival as a “shallow salesman”, has been unable to sell himself.