Bawl someone out



bawl someone out

verb phrase

To reprimand severely; rebuke; CHEW someone OUT (1900s+)

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  • Bawl out

    to cry or wail lustily. to utter or proclaim by outcry; shout out: to bawl one’s dissatisfaction; bawling his senseless ditties to the audience. to offer for sale by shouting, as a hawker: a peddler bawling his wares. a loud shout; outcry. a period or spell of loud crying or weeping. Chiefly Midland and Western […]

  • Bawler

    to cry or wail lustily. to utter or proclaim by outcry; shout out: to bawl one’s dissatisfaction; bawling his senseless ditties to the audience. to offer for sale by shouting, as a hawker: a peddler bawling his wares. a loud shout; outcry. a period or spell of loud crying or weeping. Chiefly Midland and Western […]



  • Bawling

    to cry or wail lustily. to utter or proclaim by outcry; shout out: to bawl one’s dissatisfaction; bawling his senseless ditties to the audience. to offer for sale by shouting, as a hawker: a peddler bawling his wares. a loud shout; outcry. a period or spell of loud crying or weeping. Chiefly Midland and Western […]

  • Bawn

    a rocky stretch of foreshore on which caught fish are laid out to dry. a patch of grassland or meadow near a dwelling. Historical Examples Why, bawn, you are older by ten years than the child I used to know. The Story of Bawn Katharine Tynan Sho’s you bawn, he’s went a Injun-huntin’ wid my […]



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