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bawl out

vb. 1 (context idiomatic English) To deliver a loud, hard scolding or lecture; to reprimand. 2 (context idiomatic English) To have a serious argument accompanied with shouting.

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bawl out

v. 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, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast]

Usage examples of "bawl out".

When it raiched his chist, he was just going to let a bawl out of himself, only that he caught sight of a thing ferninst him that froze the marrow in his bones.

As his pace increased so the sea-lions began to bawl out all together - a pitiful exhibition and much too hoarse to be amusing - but as the sudden clamour died away a single disgusted voice, not very loud, came clear across the quiet water: 'Oh the fucking sod.

She'd never bawl out a salesgirl, but she'd bite the dollars she got in change.

I had forgotten that I was not protected by our Bill of Rights, that I was not free to bawl out a public official with impunity-that I was more than 2,000 miles from any possible help.

I had forgotten that I was not protected by our Bill of Rights, that I was not free to bawl out a public official with impunity - that I was more than 2,000 miles from any possible help.

Jaws bandaged to save his teeth and tongue while he rode, he couldn't bawl out songs, but he hummed them as loudly as possible.

I had forgotten that I was not protected by our Bill of Rights, that I was not free to bawl out a public official with impunity—.

The kid's chest was hitching, and as soon as he started to bawl out loud, someone would notice him.

Why, the Judge himself would bawl out a lawyer that didn't, even if they both knew the guy was guilty!

Still another arrow smacked into the ground beside him, and the watcher in the tree continued to bawl out.