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blast (2)

Meaning: to strongly reprimand (v.) | a strong reprimand (n.)

For example:

  • The team's manager was really upset with some of his players, and he blasted them for making so many mistakes.

  • When the boss told us all to come into his office, we knew we were in for a blast.

Quick Quiz:

The manager blasted his secretary for
  1. forgetting to give him a message
  2. writing an excellent letter
  3. doing such a good job

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