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Meaning of bawl

bawl

Pronunciation: (bôl), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to cry or wail lustily.
—v.t.
  1. to utter or proclaim by outcry; shout out: to bawl one's dissatisfaction; bawling his senseless ditties to the audience.
  2. to offer for sale by shouting, as a hawker: a peddler bawling his wares.
  3. to scold vociferously; reprimand or scold vigorously: Your father will bawl you out when he sees this mess.
—n.
  1. a loud shout; outcry.
  2. a period or spell of loud crying or weeping.
  3. the noise made by a calf.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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