Definition of bawl someone out in English:
informal Reprimand someone angrily: tales of how she bawled out employees
More example sentences
- If your boss bawls you out for a mistake, you can take it if he or she also congratulates you for a job well done.
- But you know what impressed me most was the calm, serene way you kept looking back at him while he was bawling you out.
- All I know is, I never again bawled Sean out when he made a mistake on the field.
reprimand, rebuke, scold, admonish, reprove, upbraid, chastise, chide, censure, castigate, lambaste, berate, lecture, criticize, take to task, read the Riot Act to, give a piece of one's mind to, haul over the coals
informal tell off, give someone a telling-off, dress down, give someone a dressing-down, pitch into, lay into, lace into, blow up at, give someone an earful, give someone a roasting, give someone a rocket, give someone a rollicking
British informal have a go at, carpet, tear someone off a strip, give someone what for, let someone have it
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