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synonyms for rake over coals

  • assail
  • berate
  • castigate
  • excoriate
  • scold
  • upbraid
  • attack
  • blister
  • bludgeon
  • censure
  • criticize
  • cudgel
  • denounce
  • flay
  • flog
  • hammer
  • hit
  • pan
  • pelt
  • pound
  • pummel
  • rebuke
  • reprimand
  • roast
  • scorch
  • scourge
  • shellac
  • slam
  • slap
  • slash
  • smear
  • smother
  • strike
  • thrash
  • trim
  • wallop
  • whip
  • lash into
  • rake over the coals
  • read the riot act
  • rip into
  • scathe
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antonyms for rake over coals

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  • compliment
  • laud
  • praise
  • approve
  • fail
  • flatter
  • lose
  • protect
  • surrender
  • uphold
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      How to use rake over coals in a sentence

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      After we had passed over this desert, we found several garisons to defend the caravans from the violence of the Tartars.
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      After relievedly giving the pistol to the nearest soldier, he stumbled quickly over to Brion and took his hand.
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      Solely over one man therein thou hast quite absolute control.
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      The president sat in a chair which came over with the pilgrims in their ship, the Mayflower.
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      When we were mounted Mac leaned over and muttered an admonitory word for Piegan's ear alone.
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      Everything is topsy-turvy in Europe according to our moral ideas, and they don't have what we call "men" over here.
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      First a shower of shells dropping all along the lower ridges and out over the surface of the Bay.
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      WORDS RELATED TO RAKE OVER COALS

      • bawl out
      • berate
      • carpet
      • castigate
      • censure
      • chew out
      • lash
      • rail
      • rake over coals
      • ream
      • rebuke
      • reprimand
      • reprove
      • tear into
      • tell off
      • tongue-lash
      • upbraid
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