Synonyms of light into in English:

light into

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1‘we started lighting into our attackers’

assault, set upon, fall on, attack, assail, turn on, lash out at, round on, strike, beat
thrash, drub, thump, batter, hammer, pummel, hit out at, strike out at, fly at, let fly at, weigh into, belabour
informal lay into, tear into, sail into, lace into, pitch into, paste, let someone have it
British informal have a go at

2‘my father really lit into me for being late’

scold, berate, upbraid, castigate, censure, condemn, lambaste, criticize, reprimand, rebuke, chide, reprove, admonish, harangue, take to task, lay into, rant at, rave at, rail at, revile, fulminate against, call over the coals, haul over the coals
informal pitch into, rap someone's knuckles, slap someone's wrist, dress down, give someone a dressing-down, carpet, tell off, bawl out
British informal tick off, have a go at, slag off
North American informal chew out
rare reprehend, excoriate, objurgate