Definition of bawl someone out in English:

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bawl someone out

informal Reprimand someone angrily: tales of how she bawled out employees
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  • 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.
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