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howl

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Animals
howlhowl1 /haʊl/ ●○○ verb  1 HBALOUD/NOISY[intransitive] if a dog, wolf, or other animal howls, it makes a long loud soundbark The dogs howled all night.2 LOUD/NOISY[intransitive] to make a long loud cry because you are unhappy, angry, or in pain, or because you are amused or excited Upstairs, one of the twins began to howl (=cry).howl in/with Somewhere, someone was howling in pain. He makes audiences howl with laughter.3 TELL/ORDER somebody TO DO something[intransitive, transitive] to shout or demand something angrilyhowl for Republicans have been howling for military intervention.4 HIGH SOUND OR VOICE[intransitive] if the wind howls, it makes a loud high sound as it blows wind howling in the trees howl somebody/something ↔ down
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howlDo not be put off if some are howling.We were side-slipping, starboard wing down, falling to earth with our engines howling.Strong winds howled across the region.One boy in my class howled and cried almost the whole of every day.The wind was howling and the temperature was dropping fast.White kicked off her shoes and the audience howled, for under her fishnet stockings were toes stuck with corn plasters.Dave howled in pain as Ranzell beat him.For six weeks after our arrival it rained almost continually and the wind howled melancholy dirges around our chimneys and doors.Many businesses are howling that they will not be able to operate efficiently under the new regulations.Their world became a blinding wall of white, howling towards them, too fast for thought or action.howl in/withIt was a world which howled with car chases and teetered between excitement and extinction.Babies gurgle with pleasure, scream with pain, and howl with fear.The class howled in glee as she spun and screamed and beat at her burning dress.And suddenly wolves were howling in her head.He could have taken his case to the press and howled with indignation.I was so surprised I howled with indignation.I howl with the blaring of the air raid sirens.Alan left him howling in the cot again while he went for a bowl of water.
howlhowl2 ●○○ noun [countable]  1 LOUD/NOISYa long loud sound made by a dog, wolf, or other animalbark2 LOUD/NOISYa loud cry or shout showing pain, anger, unhappiness etc.howl of He let out a howl of anguish. There were howls of protest. This suggestion was greeted with howls of laughter.3 a loud high sound made by the wind blowing
Examples from the Corpus
howlHe heard a howl which seemed to rise from the very bowels of the earth: long, cruel and haunting.He let out a howl, and his hands flew off the steering wheel.Inevitably there would be howls of protest but there are several valid responses to these.Her words were not words but howls, her fists beating her chest.Again the howl, as if one of Satan's demons was rising from the pit of Hell.Again the howl, nearer, more drawn out, chilling the heart as well as the blood.Sorry as I felt for him, those howls nearly undid me.He twisted around toward the one who had him in his grasp, and let out a guttural, weird howl.howls of laughterOf course we shall get howls of laughter.The howls of laughter from the first tee told me my heroes were about to start their round.His jibe was greeted with howls of laughter as Mr Smith savaged Mr Major during the emergency debate on the economy.This suggestion was greeted with howls of laughter at the idea of anyone bothering to take a route that included Little Weirwold.
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Verb table
howl
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhowl
he, she, ithowls
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhowled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave howled
he, she, ithas howled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad howled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill howl
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have howled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam howling
he, she, itis howling
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you, we, theyare howling
Past
I, he, she, itwas howling
you, we, theywere howling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been howling
he, she, ithas been howling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been howling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be howling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been howling
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