bawl

  • 1bawl — [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

  • 2Bawl — (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

  • 3Bawl — 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

  • 4Bawl — Bawl, n. A loud, prolonged cry; an outcry. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5bawl — [ 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 …

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  • 6bawl — (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;… …

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  • 7bawl — [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 …

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  • 8bawl — ► VERB 1) shout out noisily. 2) (bawl out) reprimand angrily. 3) weep noisily. ► NOUN ▪ a loud shout. ORIGIN imitative …

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  • 9bawl — [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… …

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  • 10bawl — 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, * …

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  • 11bawl — 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… …

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  • 12bawl — [[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… …

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  • 13bawl — /bɔl / (say bawl) verb (i) 1. to cry loudly and vigorously. 2. to cry out loudly. –verb (t) 3. to utter or proclaim by outcry. 4. to call (wares) for sale. –noun 5. a loud shout; a wail; an outcry. –phrase 6. bawl out, a. to yell out loudly …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 14bawl — 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 …

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  • 15bawl — verb 1 (I, T) also bawl out to shout in a loud unpleasant voice: The captain stood at the front, bawling orders. 2 (I) to cry noisily: a baby bawling bawl sb out phrasal verb (T) informal especially AmE to speak angrily to someone because they… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16bawl — verb 1) Come on! he bawled Syn: shout, yell, roar, bellow, screech, scream, shriek, howl, whoop, bark, trumpet, thunder; informal yammer, holler Ant: whisper 2) …

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  • 17bawl — [[t]bɔl[/t]] v. i. 1) to cry or wail lustily 2) to cry out; shout 3) to utter or proclaim by outcry; shout out 4) to offer for sale by shouting, as a hawker 5) phv+inf bawl out, Informal. to scold vigorously 6) a loud shout; outcry 7) a period or …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18bawl — verb Bawl is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑baby …

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  • 19bawl — Synonyms and related words: bark, battle cry, bawl out, bay, bell, bellow, blare, blat, blate, bleat, blubber, bluster, boohoo, boom, bray, break down, breathe, burst into tears, buzz, cackle, call, caterwaul, chant, cheer, chirp, clamor, coo,… …

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  • 20bawl — verb 1》 shout out noisily.     ↘(bawl someone out) reprimand someone angrily. 2》 weep noisily. noun a loud shout. Origin ME (in the sense howl, bark ): imitative …

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