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excoriate

verb [T] uk   /ekˈskɔː.ri.eɪt/  us   /-ˈskɔːr.i-/ formal
to write or say that a play, book, political action, etc. is very bad: His latest novel received excoriating reviews. The president excoriated the Western press for their biased views.
Translations of “excoriate”
in Chinese (Traditional) 嚴厲指責,痛斥(戲劇、書、政治行為等)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 严厉指责,痛斥(戏剧、书、政治行为等)…
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