vb berate, blame, blast, castigate, censure, criticize, excoriate, haul over the coals (informal) lambas(t)e, lay into (informal) pan (informal) pitch into (informal) rail against, rap (someone's) knuckles, rebuke, roast (informal) scold, slam (slang) slang, take to task, tear into (informal) tear (someone) off a strip (informal)
English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus
slate ( slates plural & 3rd person present) ( slating present participle) ( slated past tense & past participle )
1 n-uncount Slate is a dark grey rock that can be easily split into thin layers. Slate is often used for covering roofs.
oft N n
... a stone-built cottage, with a traditional slate roof.
2 n-count A slate is one of the small flat pieces of slate that are used for covering roofs.
3 n-count A slate is a list of candidates for an election, usually from the same party.
usu with supp
The leadership want to present a single slate of candidates to be approved in an open vote.
4 v-passive If something is slatedto happen, it is planned to happen at a particular time or on a particular occasion.
Bromfield was slated to become U.S. Secretary of Agriculture... be V-ed to-inf
Controversial energy measures are slated for Senate debate within days. be V-ed for n
5 verb If something is slated, it is criticized very severely.
(BRIT, JOURNALISM) usu passive
Arnold Schwarzenegger's new restaurant has been slated by a top food critic... be V-ed
6 If you start witha clean slate, you do not take account of previous mistakes or failures and make a fresh start.
a clean slate phrase
The proposal is to pay everything you owe, so that you can start with a clean slate.
7 If you wipe the slate clean, you decide to forget previous mistakes, failures, or debts and to start again.
wipe the slate clean phrase V inflects
Why not wipe the slate clean and start all over again?
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
a group to vote for as a whole, not by individuals.
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