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shouted; sobbed loudly: The baby bawled when his lollipop was taken away.
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v. bawled, bawl·ing, bawls
1. To cry or sob loudly; wail. See Synonyms at cry.
2. To cry out loudly and vehemently; shout.
To utter in a loud, vehement voice. See Synonyms at yell.
A loud, bellowing cry; a wail.
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).]
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