bawl out


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bawl

 (bôl)
v. bawled, bawl·ing, bawls
v.intr.
1. To cry or sob loudly; wail. See Synonyms at cry.
2. To cry out loudly and vehemently; shout.
v.tr.
To utter in a loud, vehement voice. See Synonyms at yell.
n.
A loud, bellowing cry; a wail.
Phrasal Verb:
bawl out Informal
To reprimand loudly or harshly.

[Middle English bawlen, to bark, from Medieval Latin baulāre, to bark (probably of Scandinavian origin) or from Old Norse baula, to low (of imitative origin).]

bawl′er n.

bawl out

vb
(tr, adverb) informal to scold loudly
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bawl out - censure severely or angrilybawl out - censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
castigate, chasten, chastise, objurgate, correct - censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
brush down, tell off - reprimand; "She told the misbehaving student off"
criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock - find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free"

bawl

verb
1. To cry loudly, as a healthy child does from pain or distress:
2. To make inarticulate sounds of grief or pain, usually accompanied by tears:
3. To speak or say very loudly or with a shout:
phrasal verb
bawl out
1. To reprimand loudly or harshly:
Informal: tell off.
Idioms: give hell to, give it to.
2. Informal. To criticize for a fault or an offense:
Informal: lambaste.
Slang: chew out.
Idioms: bring to task, call on the carpet, haul over the coals, let someone have it.
noun
A loud, deep, prolonged sound:
Translations

w>bawl out

vt sep
orderbrüllen; songschmettern, grölen (pej inf)
(inf: = scold) → ausschimpfen
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