mewl


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mewl

to cry or whimper as an infant or young child: the infant, mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms
Not to be confused with:
mule – the offspring of a female horse and a male donkey; a stubborn person; a lounging slipper

mewl

 (myo͞ol)
intr.v. mewled, mewl·ing, mewls
To cry weakly; whimper.

[Perhaps of imitative origin.]

mewl

(mjuːl)
vb
(intr) (esp of a baby) to cry weakly; whimper (often in the phrase mewl and puke)
n
such a cry
[C17: imitative]
ˈmewler n

mewl

(myul)

v.i.
to cry, as a baby, young child, or the like; whimper.
[1590–1600; imitative]
mewl′er, n.

mewl


Past participle: mewled
Gerund: mewling

Imperative
mewl
mewl
Present
I mewl
you mewl
he/she/it mewls
we mewl
you mewl
they mewl
Preterite
I mewled
you mewled
he/she/it mewled
we mewled
you mewled
they mewled
Present Continuous
I am mewling
you are mewling
he/she/it is mewling
we are mewling
you are mewling
they are mewling
Present Perfect
I have mewled
you have mewled
he/she/it has mewled
we have mewled
you have mewled
they have mewled
Past Continuous
I was mewling
you were mewling
he/she/it was mewling
we were mewling
you were mewling
they were mewling
Past Perfect
I had mewled
you had mewled
he/she/it had mewled
we had mewled
you had mewled
they had mewled
Future
I will mewl
you will mewl
he/she/it will mewl
we will mewl
you will mewl
they will mewl
Future Perfect
I will have mewled
you will have mewled
he/she/it will have mewled
we will have mewled
you will have mewled
they will have mewled
Future Continuous
I will be mewling
you will be mewling
he/she/it will be mewling
we will be mewling
you will be mewling
they will be mewling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mewling
you have been mewling
he/she/it has been mewling
we have been mewling
you have been mewling
they have been mewling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mewling
you will have been mewling
he/she/it will have been mewling
we will have been mewling
you will have been mewling
they will have been mewling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mewling
you had been mewling
he/she/it had been mewling
we had been mewling
you had been mewling
they had been mewling
Conditional
I would mewl
you would mewl
he/she/it would mewl
we would mewl
you would mewl
they would mewl
Past Conditional
I would have mewled
you would have mewled
he/she/it would have mewled
we would have mewled
you would have mewled
they would have mewled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.mewl - cry weakly or softlymewl - cry weakly or softly; "she wailed with pain"
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"

mewl

verb whimper, cry, whine, whinge (informal), grizzle (informal, chiefly Brit.), blubber, snivel, pule Shut up, Steven, you mewling little wimp.
Translations

mewl

[mjuːl] VI [cat] → maullar, hacer miau; [baby] → lloriquear

mewl

vi (cat)maunzen, mauzen; (baby)wimmern
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