From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbawlbawl /bɔːl $ bɒːl/ verb1[intransitive, transitive] (also bawl out)SHOUT to shout in a loudvoice syn yell‘Tickets, please!’ bawled the conductor.► see thesaurus at shout2[intransitive]CRY to cry loudly syn screamThey could hear a baby bawling somewhere. →bawl somebody ↔ out→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
bawl• I couldn't help it, I just started bawling.• The baby was sitting in his high chair, red in the face and bawling.• That couple next door are always shouting and bawling at each other.• "Stop that thief!" he bawled at the top of his voice.• I dribbled, I wet my pants, even banged my head on the furniture, and bawled ... bawled almost nonstop.• "Stop, bawling, " Dad said crossly, "and come over here."• Jess, though, is openly bawling even before the announcer calls her name.• The ropedcalf was up instantly, bawling hoarsely, shaking his head.• It was to the point where I was crying, I was bawling hysterically.• He became one of the more notorioustramps of the city, begging and bawling on every streetcorner.• One of the prisonguards was bawling orders across the yard.• The captain stood at the front, bawling orders.• If you didn't, you were bawled out, and that took an awful lot of getting used to.• It bawled whenever I got near it so Dad said I'd better keep out of the way.