bawl out
transitive verb Date: 1899 to reprimand loudly or severely

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bawl out — verb censure severely or angrily The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger s car The deputy ragged the Prime Minister The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup • Syn: ↑call on the carpet, ↑take to task, ↑rebuke, ↑ …   Useful 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 — PHRASAL VERB If someone bawls you out, they shout at you angrily because you have done something wrong. [INFORMAL] → See also bawl 1) [V n P] Do you think I m just going to bawl you out and that ll be an end of it? [Also V P n (not pron)] Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • bawl out — Synonyms and related words: berate, bless, carpet, chew, chew ass, chew out, condemn, cuss out, denounce, give a going over, give hail Columbia, give hell, give the deuce, give what for, jack up, lambaste, lash, ream, ream ass, ream out, sit on,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bawl out — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. reprimand, reprove. See disapprobation. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. reprimand, berate, upbraid, chew out*; see scold . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. Sl. see scold IV (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bawl out — yell at, chew out; scold, rebuke; give what for …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bawl out —  Reprimand harshly, often publicly …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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