Pronunciation: (bôl),[key] —v.i. to cry or wail lustily.
—v.t. 1. to utter or proclaim by outcry; shout out: to bawl one's dissatisfaction; bawling his senseless ditties to the audience. 2. to offer for sale by shouting, as a hawker: a peddler bawling his wares. 3. bawl out,Informal.to scold vociferously; reprimand or scold vigorously: Your father will bawl you out when he sees this mess.
—n. 1. a loud shout; outcry.
2. a period or spell of loud crying or weeping.
3. Chiefly Midland and Western U.S.the noise made by a calf.