Bawl



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 U.S. the noise made by a calf.
bawl out, Informal. to scold vociferously; reprimand or scold vigorously:
Your father will bawl you out when he sees this mess.
Historical Examples

What I have got to say is not the sort of thing for me to bawl about.
It Is Never Too Late to Mend Charles Reade

As soon as he came out of ether, he began to bawl for his mother.
The Backwash of War Ellen N. La Motte

Suppose they buck and pitch and sidestep and bawl and carry on?
Kindred of the Dust Peter B. Kyne

I know I’d bawl my eyes out even if it does say there aren’t any tears in heaven.
The Lilac Lady Ruth Alberta Brown

You all know her, and know it is not her wont to meddle in politics, or to bawl and bluster.
Revolutionary Reader Sophie Lee Foster

Is the young lady deaf that you want to bawl like a harbour-master?
The House Under the Sea Sir Max Pemberton

She was driven to bawl out her words, and by no means liked the task.
The Belton Estate Anthony Trollope

He gave his orders in writing that he might not have to bawl to a deaf foreman.
Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.) Leslie Stephen

For five minutes, I bawl at him a series of remarks, each and all of which he misunderstands.
Nancy Rhoda Broughton

Out in the big corrals the cattle were beginning to stir and bawl.
Tharon of Lost Valley Vingie E. Roe

verb
(intransitive) to utter long loud cries, as from pain or frustration; wail
to shout loudly, as in anger
noun
a loud shout or cry
v.

mid-15c., “to howl like a dog,” from Old Norse baula “to low like a cow,” and/or Medieval Latin baulare “to bark like a dog,” both echoic. Meaning “to shout loudly” attested from 1590s. To bawl (someone) out “reprimand loudly” is 1908, American English. Related: Bawled; bawling.

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    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 […]



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