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To criticize strongly

attack

verb

to strongly criticize someone or something for their ideas or actions

damn

verb

to criticize someone or something extremely severely

savage

verb

to criticize someone or something severely

harangue

verb

to speak to someone in a loud angry way for a long time, in order to criticize them or to try to change their opinion

tear apart

to criticize someone or something very strongly

tell off

to criticize someone angrily for doing something wrong

castigate

verb

to criticize someone or something severely

censure

verb

to criticize someone severely

take/bring/hold someone to task

to severely criticize someone

tear someone/something to pieces/shreds

to criticize someone or something very severely

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