Definition of bawl out
- Her boss bawled her out for forgetting the meeting.
got loudly bawled out by the coach for making mistake after stupid mistake
berate, call down, castigate, chastise, chew out, dress down, flay, hammer, jaw, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), lecture, rag, rail (at or against), rant (at), rate, ream (out), rebuke, reprimand, reproach, scold, score, tongue-lash, upbraid;
abuse, assail, attack, bad-mouth, blame, blast, censure, condemn, criticize, crucify, denounce, dis (also diss) [slang], excoriate, fault, harangue, knock, lace (into), lash, pan, reprehend, revile, scourge, slam, vituperate;
lay into, read the riot act (to), take to task;
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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