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bawl

to cry or wail; a loud shout, outcry; scold: Your mom will bawl you out for being late.
Not to be confused with:
ball – a round body, as a baseball, tennis ball, etc.; a game played with a ball; a dance: after the ball was over
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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.
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bawl

(bɔːl)
vb
1. (intr) to utter long loud cries, as from pain or frustration; wail
2. to shout loudly, as in anger
n
a loud shout or cry
[C15: probably from Icelandic baula to low; related to Medieval Latin baulāre to bark, Swedish böla to low; all of imitative origin]
ˈbawler n
ˈbawling n
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bawl

(bɔl)
v.i.
1. to cry or wail lustily.
2. to cry out; shout.
v.t.
3. to utter or proclaim by outcry; shout out.
4. to offer for sale by shouting, as a hawker.
5. bawl out, Informal. to scold vigorously.
n.
6. a loud shout; outcry.
7. a period or spell of loud crying or weeping.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin baulāre to bark < Germanic]
bawl′er, n.
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bawl


Past participle: bawled
Gerund: bawling

Imperative
bawl
bawl
Present
I bawl
you bawl
he/she/it bawls
we bawl
you bawl
they bawl
Preterite
I bawled
you bawled
he/she/it bawled
we bawled
you bawled
they bawled
Present Continuous
I am bawling
you are bawling
he/she/it is bawling
we are bawling
you are bawling
they are bawling
Present Perfect
I have bawled
you have bawled
he/she/it has bawled
we have bawled
you have bawled
they have bawled
Past Continuous
I was bawling
you were bawling
he/she/it was bawling
we were bawling
you were bawling
they were bawling
Past Perfect
I had bawled
you had bawled
he/she/it had bawled
we had bawled
you had bawled
they had bawled
Future
I will bawl
you will bawl
he/she/it will bawl
we will bawl
you will bawl
they will bawl
Future Perfect
I will have bawled
you will have bawled
he/she/it will have bawled
we will have bawled
you will have bawled
they will have bawled
Future Continuous
I will be bawling
you will be bawling
he/she/it will be bawling
we will be bawling
you will be bawling
they will be bawling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bawling
you have been bawling
he/she/it has been bawling
we have been bawling
you have been bawling
they have been bawling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bawling
you will have been bawling
he/she/it will have been bawling
we will have been bawling
you will have been bawling
they will have been bawling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bawling
you had been bawling
he/she/it had been bawling
we had been bawling
you had been bawling
they had been bawling
Conditional
I would bawl
you would bawl
he/she/it would bawl
we would bawl
you would bawl
they would bawl
Past Conditional
I would have bawled
you would have bawled
he/she/it would have bawled
we would have bawled
you would have bawled
they would have bawled
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bawl - shout loudly and without restraintbawl - shout loudly and without restraint  
shout - utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking); "My grandmother is hard of hearing--you'll have to shout"
2.bawl - make a raucous noisebawl - make a raucous noise      
roar, howl - make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles; "The wind was howling in the trees"; "The water roared down the chute"
3.bawl - cry loudlybawl - cry loudly; "Don't bawl in public!"
weep, cry - shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain; "She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death"; "The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs"
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bawl

verb
1. shout, call, scream, roar, yell, howl, bellow, bay, clamour, holler (informal), raise your voice, halloo, hollo, vociferate They were shouting and bawling at each other.
2. cry, weep, sob, wail, whine, whimper, whinge (informal), keen, greet (Scot. or archaic), squall, blubber, snivel, shed tears, yowl, mewl, howl your eyes out One of the toddlers was bawling, and another had a runny nose.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

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:
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Translations
يَصيحُ ، يَزْعَقَ
hulákatkřičet
råbeskråleskrige
æpa; skæla
bliautirėkti
bļaustītiesbļautkliegt
bas bas bağırmakferyat etmek

bawl

[bɔːl] VI
1. (= cry) → berrear
2. (= shout) → chillar
to bawl at sbgritar a algn
bawl out VT + ADV
2. (= scold) to bawl sb outechar una bronca a algn
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bawl

[ˈbɔːl] vi (= shout) → hurler, brailler
bawl out
vt sepengueuler
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

bawl

vi
(= shout)brüllen, schreien; (= sing)grölen (inf); to bawl for helpum Hilfe schreien
(inf: = weep) → plärren (inf), → heulen (inf)
vt orderbrüllen, schreien; songgrölen (pej inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

bawl

[bɔːl] vi (cry) → strillare; (shout) → urlare, sbraitare
bawl out vt + adv
a.urlare (a squarciagola)
b. (fam) to bawl sb outfare una sfuriata or una lavata di testa a qn
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

bawl

(boːl) verb
to shout or cry loudly. He bawled something rude; The baby has bawled all night.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
Speak low, that you may not awaken anybody.' But Tom seemed as if he did not understand them, and bawled out again, 'How much will you have?
Others suppress nervous laughter, thankful they are not being bawled out.
If he doesn't get the dosh you can be sure someone will be bawled out about it."