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Definition of howl verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they howl
    he / she / it howls
    past simple howled
    -ing form howling
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  1. 1[intransitive] (of a dog, wolf, etc.) to make a long loud cry the sound of wolves howling in the night
  2. 2[intransitive] howl (in/with something) to make a loud cry when you are in pain, angry, amused, etc. to howl in pain We howled with laughter. The baby was howling (= crying loudly) all the time I was there.
  3. 3[intransitive] (of the wind) to blow hard and make a long loud noise The wind was howling around the house.
  4. 4[transitive] howl something + speech to say something loudly and angrily The crowd howled its displeasure.
  5. Phrasal Verbshowl somebodydown
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: howl

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