Betongue \Be*tongue"\, v. t. To attack with the tongue; to abuse; to insult. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • betongue — index lash (attack verbally), reprehend Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • betongue — …   Useful english dictionary

  • lash — I (attack verbally) verb admonish, animadvert upon, assail, berate, betongue, blackguard, cast reproach upon, castigate, chastise, chide, criticize severly, decry, excoriate, exprobrate, flay, fulminate against, impugn, increpate, inveigh,… …   Law dictionary

  • reprehend — I verb accuse, admonish, animadvert, berate, betongue, blame, bring to book, call down, call to account, cast blame upon, castigate, censure, charge, chastise, chide, condemn, correct, criticize, decry, denounce, disapprove, dress down,… …   Law dictionary

  • abuse — Synonyms and related words: abuse of office, addiction, afflict, aggrieve, assail, assailing, assault, atrocity, attack, bark at, batter, befoul, befoulment, belittle, berate, berating, betongue, betray, betrayal, bewitch, billingsgate, bitter… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • berate — Synonyms and related words: abuse, bark at, bawl out, betongue, blacken, castigate, chew out, chide, excoriate, execrate, fulminate against, harangue, jaw, load with reproaches, objurgate, rag, rail, rail at, rate, rave against, revile, scold,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • blacken — Synonyms and related words: abuse, asperse, attaint, bark at, becloud, bedarken, bedaub, bedim, begloom, begrime, berate, besmear, besmirch, besmoke, besmutch, besoil, bespatter, bestain, betongue, black, black out, blackwash, block the light,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • execrate — Synonyms and related words: abhor, abominate, abuse, accurse, anathematize, ban, bark at, berate, betongue, blacken, blaspheme, blast, censure, condemn, confound, curse, curse and swear, cuss, damn, darn, denounce, detest, dysphemize,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fulminate against — Synonyms and related words: abuse, accurse, accuse, anathematize, anathemize, animadvert on, arraign, bark at, berate, betongue, blacken, blame, blaspheme, blast, call to account, cast blame upon, cast reflection upon, censure, complain against,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • jaw — Synonyms and related words: abuse, babble, bark at, baste, bat the breeze, bazoo, beat the gums, berate, betongue, blab, blabber, blacken, blather, blether, carpet, chaps, chat, chatter, chin, chops, clack, clatter, dither, embouchure, execrate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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