cry

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[cry]

Shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain

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To make a loud call or cry; to call or exclaim vehemently or earnestly; to shout; to vociferate; to proclaim; to pray; to implore.

Noun
a fit of weeping; "had a good cry"

Noun
a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"

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a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate); "a cry of rage"; "a yell of pain"

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a slogan used to rally support for a cause; "a cry to arms"; "our watchword will be `democracy''"

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the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"

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Verb
shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain; "She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death"; "The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs"

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bring into a particular state by crying; "The little boy cried himself to sleep"

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utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy; "`I won!'' he exclaimed"; "`Help!'' she cried"; "`I''m here,'' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost"

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utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn''t hear me"

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proclaim or announce in public; "before we had newspapers, a town cryer would cry the news"; "He cried his merchandise in the market square"

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utter a characteristic sound; "The cat was crying"

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demand immediate action; "This situation is crying for attention"


v. i.
To make a loud call or cry; to call or exclaim vehemently or earnestly; to shout; to vociferate; to proclaim; to pray; to implore.

v. i.
To utter lamentations; to lament audibly; to express pain, grief, or distress, by weeping and sobbing; to shed tears; to bawl, as a child.

v. i.
To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals.

v. t.
To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly.

v. t.
To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by crying or weeping; as, to cry one's self to sleep.

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To make oral and public proclamation of; to declare publicly; to notify or advertise by outcry, especially things lost or found, goods to be sold, ets.; as, to cry goods, etc.

v. t.
to publish the banns of, as for marriage.

v. i.
A loud utterance; especially, the inarticulate sound produced by one of the lower animals; as, the cry of hounds; the cry of wolves.

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Outcry; clamor; tumult; popular demand.

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Any expression of grief, distress, etc., accompanied with tears or sobs; a loud sound, uttered in lamentation.

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Loud expression of triumph or wonder or of popular acclamation or favor.

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Importunate supplication.

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Public advertisement by outcry; proclamation, as by hawkers of their wares.

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Common report; fame.

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A word or phrase caught up by a party or faction and repeated for effect; as, the party cry of the Tories.

v. i.
A pack of hounds.

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A pack or company of persons; -- in contempt.

v. i.
The crackling noise made by block tin when it is bent back and forth.


Cry

Cry (kr?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cried (kr?d); p. pr. & vb. n. Crying.] [F. crier, cf. L. quiritare to raise a plaintive cry, scream, shriek, perh. fr. queri to complain; cf. Skr. cvas to pant, hiss, sigh. Cf. Quarrel a brawl, Querulous.] 1. To make a loud call or cry; to call or exclaim vehemently or earnestly; to shout; to vociferate; to proclaim; to pray; to implore.
And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice.
Clapping their hands, and crying with loud voice.
Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry unto thee.
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord.
Some cried after him to return.
2. To utter lamentations; to lament audibly; to express pain, grief, or distress, by weeping and sobbing; to shed tears; to bawl, as a child.
Ye shall cry for sorrow of heart.
I could find it in my heart to disgrace my man's apparel and to cry like a woman.
3. To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals.
The young ravens which cry.
In a cowslip's bell I lie There I couch when owls do cry.
To cry on ∨ upon, to call upon the name of; to beseech."No longer on Saint Denis will we cry." Shak. -- To cry out. (a) To exclaim; to vociferate; to scream; to clamor. (b) To complain loudly; to lament. -- To cry out against, to complain loudly of; to censure; to blame. -- To cry out on ∨ upon, to denounce; to censure. "Cries out upon abuses." Shak. -- To cry to, to call on in prayer; to implore. -- To cry you mercy, to beg your pardon. "I cry you mercy, madam; was it you?" Shak.

Cry

Cry, v. t. 1. To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly.
All, all, cry shame against ye, yet I 'll speak.
The man . . . ran on,crying, Life! life! Eternal life!
2. To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by crying or weeping; as, to cry one's self to sleep. 3. To make oral and public proclamation of; to declare publicly; to notify or advertise by outcry, especially things lost or found, goods to be sold, ets.; as, to cry goods, etc.
Love is lost, and thus she cries him.
4. Hence, to publish the banns of, as for marriage.
I should not be surprised if they were cried in church next Sabbath.
To cry aim. See under Aim. -- To cry down, to decry; to depreciate; to dispraise; to condemn.
Men of dissolute lives cry down religion, because they would not be under the restraints of it.
-- To cry out, to proclaim; to shout."Your gesture cries it out." Shak. -- To cry quits, to propose, or declare, the abandonment of a contest. -- To cry up, to enhance the value or reputation of by public and noisy praise; to extol; to laud publicly or urgently.

Cry

Cry (kr?), n.; pl. Cries (krz). [F. cri, fr. crier to cry. See Cry, v. i. ] 1. A loud utterance; especially, the inarticulate sound produced by one of the lower animals; as, the cry of hounds; the cry of wolves. Milton. 2. Outcry; clamor; tumult; popular demand.
Again that cry was found to have been as unreasonable as ever.
3. Any expression of grief, distress, etc., accompanied with tears or sobs; a loud sound, uttered in lamentation.
There shall be a great cry throughout all the land.
An infant crying in the night, An infant crying for the light; And with no language but a cry.
4. Loud expression of triumph or wonder or of popular acclamation or favor. Swift.
The cry went once on thee.
5. Importunate supplication.
O, the most piteous cry of the poor souls.
6. Public advertisement by outcry; proclamation, as by hawkers of their wares.
The street cries of London.
7. Common report; fame.
The cry goes that you shall marry her.
8. A word or phrase caught up by a party or faction and repeated for effect; as, the party cry of the Tories.
All now depends upon a good cry.
9. A pack of hounds. Milton.
A cry more tunable Was never hollaed to, nor cheered with horn.
10. A pack or company of persons; -- in contempt.
Would not this . . . get me a fellowship in a cry of players?
11. The cracklling noise made by block tin when it is bent back and forth. A far cry, a long distance; -- in allusion to the sending of criers or messengers through the territory of a Scottish clan with an announcement or summons.

To make a loud call or cry; to call or exclaim vehemently or earnestly; to shout; to vociferate; to proclaim; to pray; to implore.

To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly.

A loud utterance; especially, the inarticulate sound produced by one of the lower animals; as, the cry of hounds; the cry of wolves.

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Usage Examples

I cry out for order and find it only in art.

I mean, we've all had those dreams where, you know, we try to cry out and our voice won't come.

Boast is always a cry of despair, except in the young it is a cry of hope.

I often try to tell kids to think about all the people who love you, don't cry over the one person who doesn't.

Culture: the cry of men in face of their destiny.

Beware of men who cry. It's true that men who cry are sensitive to and in touch with feelings, but the only feelings they tend to be sensitive to and in touch with are their own.

Between 2 and 3 in the morning of the 19th inst. I was aroused by the cry that the enemy was upon us.

I cry a lot, you know. Which is very difficult for a man to recognise, but I do. I cry in movies, you know, just watching movies.

I grew up with classical music when I was a ballet dancer. Now when I have to prepare an emotional scene, to cry or whatever, I listen to sonatas. Vivaldi and stuff. It's just beautiful to me.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

I just always have to cry out a breakup, and then I can make peace with it pretty quickly.

And I remember going to the record studio and there was a park across the street and I'd see all the children playing and I would cry because it would make me sad that I would have to work instead.

I never get scared making these kinds of movies because it's all make-believe, but I did cry when I saw the finished version of Man On Fire because it is so sad.

Don't Cry Daddy is a pretty sad song. He got to the end of it and it was just real quiet and Elvis says, I'm gonna cut that someday for my daddy. And, by God, he did. He lived up to his word.

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.

I built a series of supporters that had my back. I never abused that trust. You can't cry wolf. You have to solve most problems yourself.

I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell.

Christmas carols always brought tears to my eyes. I also cry at weddings. I should have cried at a couple of my own.

At Christmas, 'It's a Wonderful Life' makes me cry in exactly the same places every time, even though I know it's coming.

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