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Pillory

Definition

[n] a wooden instrument of punishment on a post with holes for the neck and hands; offenders were locked in and so exposed to public scorn
[v] criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage"
[v] punish by putting in a pillory
[v] expose to ridicule or public scorn


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Synonyms

crucify, gibbet, savage, stocks