bawl

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bawl (one's) eyes out

To sob or weep loudly, uncontrollably, and for a long period of time. After we broke up, I just lay on my bed and bawled my eyes out.
See also: bawl, eye, out

take a bawling out

To receive a very severe rebuke, chastisement, or scolding (from someone). I sure took a bawling out from my parents after I smashed up their car.
See also: bawl, out, take

bawl someone out

to scold someone in a loud voice. The teacher bawled the student out for arriving late. Principals don't usually bawl out students.
See also: bawl, out

give someone a (good) bawling out

to bawl someone out; to chastise someone. When the teacher caught Bil-lie, he gave him a good bawling out.
See also: bawl, give, out

bawl out

1. Call out loudly, announce, as in Some of the players were quite hard of hearing, so the rector bawled out the bingo numbers . [1500s]
2. Scold or reprimand loudly, as in Her teacher was always bawling out the class for not paying attention. [c. 1900]
See also: bawl, out

bawl out

v.
To scold someone loudly or harshly: My boss bawled me out for coming to work late. I am going to bawl out my students if they don't prepare for the next test.
See also: bawl, out
References in classic literature ?
He looks as if he was a-going, miss,' bawled Brittles, in the same manner as before.
He once bawled at a player to stop whingeing and get on with the game because there was nothing wrong with him - X-rays later showed he had a broken jaw
He bawled out Ada Smith (Bricktop) for walking through a performance and made her and her partner do their routine full out to his satisfaction afterward.
As they drove the wrong way down a one-way street, a livid driver leaned out of his window and bawled at the raiders in their red Volkswagen Vento VR6.
I just sat down and bawled my eyes out when I saw what they'd done.
The guitarists zoomed from one side of the stage to another while Tyson Ritter banged away at his bass and bawled his lyrics down the microphone As they have only released one album, it is hardly surprising the set was short but sweet.
The teething two-year-old bawled as Posh Spice and grannie Jackie took him to stores in London's Knightsbridge.
Our spy told 3am: "He pushed past the stars, went behind the bar and bawled at the waitress to take his order - real 'don't you know who I am?
I started bawling, he bawled back - there's only going to be one winner in that situation.
THE woman who bawled out Tony Blair over the NHS last night stormed: "I'd do it all again.
Then she was heckled by the inevitable protesters, led by a typically outraged Ian Paisley who bawled that she "should realise she is not on her own territory here".
INDIANAPOLIS - Kaitlin Sandeno bawled after the 400-meter individual medley final.
Evelyn Gray, 36, and Barbara Gray bawled insults at Andrew Hudson in Direct Paints, Gourock, in February, before hurling tins of paint around.
And Tory Pam Paterson said: "He bawled at me so much at a council meeting, I asked if we had an anti-bullying policy.
President Clinton bawled out two preachers he brought into the White House after they gave him fire and brimstone warnings over the Monica Lewinsky affair.