bawl out


verb

(tr, adverb) informal to scold loudly

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Idioms and Phrases with bawl 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]

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