bawl out

verb

Definition of bawl out

transitive verb
: to reprimand loudly or severely
  • Her boss bawled her out for forgetting the meeting.

Examples of bawl out in a Sentence

  1. got loudly bawled out by the coach for making mistake after stupid mistake

First Known Use of bawl out

1899



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