Bawled
Bawl 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 vehemence, as in calling or exultation; to shout; to vociferate. [1913 Webster]

2. To cry loudly, as a child from pain or vexation. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bawled — bɔːl v. cry out; cry; yell; scold …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bawled — bald balled …   English homophone dictionary

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  • 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… …   English dictionary

  • bawl — UK [bɔːl] / US [bɔl] verb Word forms bawl : present tense I/you/we/they bawl he/she/it bawls present participle bawling past tense bawled past participle bawled 1) [intransitive/transitive] to shout in a loud angry way His main complaint was that …   English dictionary

  • bawl out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms bawl out : present tense I/you/we/they bawl out he/she/it bawls out present participle bawling out past tense bawled out past participle bawled out mainly American informal to speak angrily to someone because… …   English dictionary

  • bawl out — {v.}, {informal} To reprove in a loud or rough voice; rebuke sharply; scold. * /The teacher bawled us out for not handing in our homework./ Compare: HAUL OVER THE COALS, LIGHT INTO, TELL A THING OR TWO …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • gross-out session — {n.}, {slang}, {avoidable} A verbal contest between teen agers in which the object of the game is to see who can be more disgusting or vulgar than anybody else. * /When Jim got home he found his two teen age sons engaged in a gross out session;… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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