beat up verbally; attack with violent language
During the televised debate, the prime ministerial candidates did their best to lambaste one another in front of voters.
censure, decry, denounce, deplore, deprecate, impugn, lambaste, reproach, upbraid
extol, laud, lionize
Lambaste will remind u of BLAST!!! lambaste sounds like namaste (in hindi), which is a respectful greeting. lambaste is precisely opposite of that