bawl one's eyes out

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of bawl one's eyes out

: to cry loudly especially for a long time.
  • It's the saddest book I've ever read. I bawled my eyes out at the end.

Word by Word Definitions

bawl play
  1. : to cry out loudly and unrestrainedly

  2. : to cry loudly : wail

  3. : to cry out at the top of one's voice

  1. : a loud prolonged cry : outcry

eye play eyes
  1. : a specialized light-sensitive sensory structure of animals that in nearly all vertebrates, most arthropods, and some mollusks is the image-forming organ of sight

  2. : all the visible structures within and surrounding the orbit and including eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows

  3. : the faculty of seeing with eyes

  1. : to fix the eyes on : look at

  2. : contemplate, consider

  3. : to watch or study closely

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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