Excoriate - Crossword Clue

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  1. shatter as if by explosion
  2. criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage"
  3. fire a shot; "the gunman blasted away"
  4. use explosives on; "The enemy has been shelling us all day"
  5. a very long fly ball
  6. hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer"
  7. intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak"
  8. make with or as if with an explosion; "blast a tunnel through the Alps"
  9. a highly pleasurable or exciting experience; "we had a good time at the party"; "celebrating after the game was a blast"
  10. create by using explosives; "blast a passage through the mountain"
  11. a sudden very loud noise
  12. apply a draft or strong wind to to; "the air conditioning was blasting cold air at us"
  13. an explosion (as of dynamite)
  1. strip the skin off
  2. heavy criticism
  1. decrease gradually or bit by bit
  2. remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size; "pare one's fingernails"; "trim the photograph"; "trim lumber"
  3. strip the skin off; "pare apples"
  4. cut small bits or pare shavings from; "whittle a piece of wood"
  1. criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage"
  2. attack brutally and fiercely
  3. without civilizing influences; "barbarian invaders"; "barbaric practices"; "a savage people"; "fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"-Margaret Meade; "wild tribes"
  4. (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering; "a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks"
  5. wild and menacing; "a pack of feral dogs"
  6. a cruelly rapacious person
  7. marked by extreme and violent energy; "a ferocious beating"; "fierce fighting"; "a furious battle"
  8. a member of an uncivilized people
  1. the act of damaging something or someone
  1. a person's skin regarded as their life; "he tried to save his skin"
  2. strip the skin off; "pare apples"
  3. remove the bark of a tree
  4. bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of; "The boy skinned his knee when he fell"
  5. climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
  6. body covering of a living animal
  7. an outer surface (usually thin); "the skin of an airplane"
  8. a bag serving as a container for liquids; it is made from the hide of an animal
  9. a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
  10. the rind of a fruit or vegetable
Clue Database Last Updated: 23/10/2019 9:00am

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