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1bawl

verb \ˈbl\

: to cry very loudly

: to say or shout (something) using a very loud voice

Full Definition of BAWL

intransitive verb
1
:  to cry out loudly and unrestrainedly
2
:  to cry loudly :  wail
transitive verb
:  to cry out at the top of one's voice
bawl·er noun
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Examples of BAWL

  1. Get in the car! he bawled.
  2. <he bawled for days after his dog died>

Origin of BAWL

Middle English, to bark, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Icelandic baula to low
First Known Use: 1533

Related to BAWL

Synonyms
cry, blub [chiefly British], blubber, sob, weep

2bawl

noun

Definition of BAWL

:  a loud prolonged cry :  outcry

First Known Use of BAWL

1566
BAWLING Defined for Kids

1bawl

verb \ˈbl\
bawledbawl·ing

Definition of BAWL for Kids

1
:  to shout or cry loudly <… he fairly stumbled down the steps, bawling for his breakfast. — Avi, Crispin>
2
:  to weep noisily
bawl out
:  to scold severely

2bawl

noun

Definition of BAWL for Kids

:  a loud cry

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