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- v. To censure, criticize.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To touch; to graze; to glance on.
- transitive v. To criticise; to touch upon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To wring or tie hard; pass strictures upon in speaking or writing; criticize.
From Latin perstringere, from per- + stringere ("to tie, bind"). (Wiktionary)