verb Etymology: back-formation from tongue-lashing Date: 1856 chide, scoldtongue-lashing noun

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  • tongue-lash — [tuŋ′lash΄] vt. Informal to scold or reprove harshly; reprimand tongue lashing n …   English World dictionary

  • tongue lash — index reproach Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tongue-lash — vb upbraid, rate, berate, *scold, jaw, bawl, chew out, wig, rail, revile, vituperate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • tongue-lash — tongue′ lash v. t. v. i. to scold severely …   From formal English to slang

  • tongue-lash — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ verb Etymology: back formation from tongue lashing : chide, reprove Synonyms: see scold * * * tongue lashing, n. /tung lash /, v.t., v.i. to s …   Useful english dictionary

  • tongue-lash — tongue lashing, n. /tung lash /, v.t., v.i. to scold severely. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • tongue-lash — /ˈtʌŋ læʃ/ (say tung lash) verb (t) to scold or reprimand. –tongue lashing, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • tongue-lash — verb To scold, to chew out …   Wiktionary

  • tongue lash — Synonyms and related words: abuse, bark at, bawl out, berate, betongue, blacken, bless, execrate, fulminate against, jaw, load with reproaches, rag, rail at, rate, rave against, revile, thunder against, vilify, vituperate, yell at, yelp at …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tongue-lash|ing — «TUHNG LASH ihng», noun. a loud or severe reprimand; a scolding …   Useful english dictionary

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