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English definition of “brickbat”

brickbat

noun [C] uk   /ˈbrɪk.bæt/ us  
a spoken attack: The members of parliament hurled brickbats at the minister.
Synonym
Insults and abuseTreating people or animals badly
(Definition of brickbat from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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