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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

v. - Cry loudly; Make a raucous noise; Shout loudly and without restraint.

Usage examples (32)
  • They could hear a baby bawling somewhere.
  • Don't bawl in public!
  • The servants bawl out at the top of their lungs: --
  • That the bull in the farm-yard did bellow and bawl; for more
Tutoring comment
  • Everyone heard him "bawl" (loud outcry) at the "ball" (formal party with dancing) when his partner stepped on his toe.
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