bawl

[[t]bɔ͟ːl[/t]]
bawls, bawling, bawled
1) VERB If you bawl, you shout in a very loud voice, for example because you are angry or you want people to hear you.

[V at n] When I came back to the hotel Laura and Peter were shouting and bawling at each other...

[V with quote] Then a voice bawled: `Lay off! I'll kill you, you little rascal!'...

[V n] He tried to direct the video like a fashion show, bawling instructions to the girls.

Syn:
Bawl out means the same as bawl.

Also V P n (not pron), V n P, V P to n V P with quote Someone in the audience bawled out `Not him again!'

2) VERB If you say that a child is bawling, you are annoyed because it is crying loudly.

One of the toddlers was bawling, and the other had a runny nose.

[V-ing] ...a bawling baby. [Also V with quote]

Phrasal Verbs:

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • bawl — [bo:l US bo:l] v [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language] 1.) [I and T] also bawl out to shout in a loud voice = ↑yell ▪ Tickets please! bawled the conductor. 2.) to cry loudly = ↑ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Bawl — (b[add]l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bawled} (b[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bawling}.] [Icel. baula to low, bellow, as a cow; akin to Sw. b[ o]la; cf. AS bellan, G. bellen to bark, E. bellow, bull.] 1. To cry out with a loud, full sound; to cry with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bawl — Bawl, v. t. To proclaim with a loud voice, or by outcry, as a hawker or town crier does. Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bawl — Bawl, n. A loud, prolonged cry; an outcry. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bawl — [ bɔl ] verb 1. ) intransitive to cry loudly, especially in a way that annoys other people: I wish that child would stop bawling! 2. ) intransitive or transitive to shout in a loud angry way: He said that Mr. Green bawled at him during meetings …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bawl — (v.) mid 15c., to howl like a dog, from O.N. baula to low like a cow, and/or M.L. baulare to bark like a dog, both echoic. Meaning to shout loudly attested from 1590s. To bawl (someone) out reprimand loudly is 1908, Amer.Eng. Related: Bawled;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • bawl — [v1] yell bark, bellow, bluster, call, cheer, clamor, holler, howl, roar, rout, scream, screech, shout, shriek, vociferate; concept 77 bawl [v2] cry blubber*, boohoo*, howl, shed tears, sob, squall, wail, weep, yowl; concepts 77,185 …   New thesaurus

  • bawl — ► VERB 1) shout out noisily. 2) (bawl out) reprimand angrily. 3) weep noisily. ► NOUN ▪ a loud shout. ORIGIN imitative …   English terms dictionary

  • bawl — [bôl] vi., vt. [ME baulen (found only in ger.) < ML baulare, to bark & ? ON baula, to low like a cow; both of echoic orig.] 1. to shout or call out noisily; bellow; yell 2. to weep and wail loudly n. 1. an outcry; bellow 2. a noisy weeping… …   English World dictionary

  • bawl — vb 1 *roar, bellow, bluster, vociferate, clamor, howl, ululate Analogous words: yell, *shout, scream, shriek: bay, *bark, growl, yelp: *cry, wail 2 rate, berate, tongue lash, upbraid, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • bawl — bawler, n. /bawl/, v.i. 1. to cry or wail lustily. v.t. 2. to utter or proclaim by outcry; shout out: to bawl one s dissatisfaction; bawling his senseless ditties to the audience. 3. to offer for sale by shouting, as a hawker: a peddler bawling… …   Universalium

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