bawl out

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. reprimand, reprove.
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(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. reprimand, berate, upbraid, chew out*; see scold .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
Sl. see scold
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. Informal. To reprimand loudly or harshly: berate, rate2. Informal: tell off. Idioms: give hell to, give it to. See ATTACK. 2. Informal. To criticize for a fault or an offense: admonish, call down, castigate, chastise, chide, dress down, rap1, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove, scold, tax, upbraid. Informal: lambaste. Slang: chew out. Idioms: call on the carpet, let someone have it, haul (or rake) over the coals, bring (or call or take) to task. See ATTACK, PRAISE.

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  • bawl out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms bawl out : present tense I/you/we/they bawl out he/she/it bawls out present participle bawling out past tense bawled out past participle bawled out mainly American informal to speak angrily to someone because… …   English dictionary

  • bawl out — PHRASAL VERB If someone bawls you out, they shout at you angrily because you have done something wrong. [INFORMAL] → See also bawl 1) [V n P] Do you think I m just going to bawl you out and that ll be an end of it? [Also V P n (not pron)] Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • bawl out — Synonyms and related words: berate, bless, carpet, chew, chew ass, chew out, condemn, cuss out, denounce, give a going over, give hail Columbia, give hell, give the deuce, give what for, jack up, lambaste, lash, ream, ream ass, ream out, sit on,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bawl out — {v.}, {informal} To reprove in a loud or rough voice; rebuke sharply; scold. * /The teacher bawled us out for not handing in our homework./ Compare: HAUL OVER THE COALS, LIGHT INTO, TELL A THING OR TWO …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bawl out — {v.}, {informal} To reprove in a loud or rough voice; rebuke sharply; scold. * /The teacher bawled us out for not handing in our homework./ Compare: HAUL OVER THE COALS, LIGHT INTO, TELL A THING OR TWO …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bawl\ out — v informal To reprove in a loud or rough voice; rebuke sharply; scold. The teacher bawled us out for not handing in our homework. Compare: haul over the coals, light into, tell a thing or two …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bawl out — yell at, chew out; scold, rebuke; give what for …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bawl out — transitive verb Date: 1899 to reprimand loudly or severely …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bawl out —  Reprimand harshly, often publicly …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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