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Dictionary definition for: Cry

1. (n) a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"

2. (v) 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"

3. (n) a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate) "a cry of rage" "a yell of pain"

4. (v) 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"

5. (n) a slogan used to rally support for a cause; "a cry to arms" "our watchword will be "democracy"

6. (v) 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"

7. (n) a fit of weeping; "had a good cry"

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

9. (n) the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"

10. (v) demand immediate action; "This situation is crying for attention"

11. (v) utter a characteristic sound; "The cat was crying"

12. (v) bring into a particular state by crying; "The little boy cried himself to sleep"

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