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      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)  
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  ( 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   (=list)  
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.  
  (mainly AM)  
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?     

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See also:

sate, stale, slattern, slake

slate n.
a group to vote for as a whole, not by individuals.
a term used on voting ballots

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