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Definition of bellow verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bellow
    he / she / it bellows
    past simple bellowed
    -ing form bellowing
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to shout in a loud, deep voice, especially because you are angry synonym yell bellow (at somebody) They bellowed at her to stop. Do you have to bellow in my ear? bellow something (at somebody) The coach bellowed instructions from the sidelines. + speech “Get over here!” he bellowed. Thesaurusshoutyell cry scream cheer bellow raise your voiceThese words all mean to say something in a very loud voice.shout to say something in a loud voice; to speak loudly and often angrily to someone:Stop shouting and listen! “Run!” he shouted.yell to shout loudly, for example because you are angry, excited, afraid, or in pain:She yelled at the boy to get down from the wall.cry (somewhat formal or literary) to shout loudly, especially because you are upset, afraid, excited, or very happy:She ran over to the window and cried for help.scream to shout something in a loud high voice because you are afraid, angry, or excited:He screamed at me to stop.cheer (especially of a crowd of people) to shout loudly to show support or praise for someone, or to give them encouragement:We all cheered as the team came onto the field.bellow to shout in a loud deep voice, especially because you are angry:My father bellowed at me from across the room.raise your voice to speak loudly to someone, especially because you are angry:She never once raised her voice to us.Patterns to shout/yell/cry/raise your voice to somebody to shout/yell/scream/bellow at somebody to shout/yell/cry out/scream/bellow in pain/anguish/rage, etc. to shout/cry out/scream for joy/excitement/delight, etc. to shout/yell/cry out/scream with excitement/triumph, etc. to shout/yell/scream/bellow at somebody to do something to shout/yell/scream insults to shout/yell/cry/scream for help
  2. 2[intransitive] when a large animal such as a bull bellows, it makes a loud deep sound
bellow noun
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to let out a bellow of rage/pain

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