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inveigh against (someone or something)

To berate or verbally attack someone or something. Didn't you hear the boss screaming at me yesterday? He really inveighed against me for coming into the meeting late. Uncle Ed is always inveighing against taxes, no matter what the actual topic of conversation is.
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inveigh against someone or something

to attack someone or something verbally. Why must you always inveigh against Dan whenever I mention his name? Stop inveighing against the government all the time.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The Klan allied itself with fundamentalism (one critic called it the secular arm of the Baptist Church South) to inveigh against Catholics, Communists, Jews, foreigners ("aliens"), unionists, bootleggers, loose women, and Indians, as well as blacks.
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