Associations to the word «Cry»


CRY, verb. (intransitive) To shed tears; to weep.
CRY, verb. (transitive) To utter loudly; to call out; to declare publicly.
CRY, verb. (ambitransitive) To shout, scream, yell.
CRY, verb. (intransitive) To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals do.
CRY, verb. (transitive) To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by crying or weeping.
CRY, verb. To make oral and public proclamation of; to notify or advertise by outcry, especially things lost or found, goods to be sold, etc.
CRY, verb. Hence, to publish the banns of, as for marriage.
CRY, noun. A shedding of tears; the act of crying.
CRY, noun. A shout or scream.
CRY, noun. Words shouted or screamed.
CRY, noun. (collectively) A group of hounds.
CRY, noun. (obsolete) (derogatory) A pack or company of people.
CRY, noun. (ambitransitive) (of an animal) A typical sound made by the species in question.
CRY, noun. A desperate or urgent request.
CRY, noun. (obsolete) Common report; gossip.
CRY ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK, verb. (idiomatic) To be happy due to the receipt of money, although expressing sorrow about the cause of such receipt.
CRY BABIES, noun. Plural of cry baby
CRY BABIES, noun. Alternative spelling of crybabies
CRY BABY, noun. Alternative spelling of crybaby
CRY BLUE MURDER, verb. To make an unwarranted fuss.
CRY CUPBOARD, verb. To call for food; to express hunger.
CRY DOWN, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) (of a baby) to cry until it is tired.
CRY DOWN, verb. (archaic) (transitive) (idiomatic) To decry
CRY FOR HELP, noun. (idiomatic) Acting out as a means of displaying a subconscious desire for attention or help.
CRY FOUL, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To protest about something which appears to be unjust.
CRY HAVOC, verb. (obsolete) To shout out 'Havoc!'; that is, to give an army the order to plunder.
CRY IN ONE'S BEER, verb. (idiomatic) To feel sorry for oneself; to feel sadness or regret, especially in combination with self-pity.
CRY IN THE WILDERNESS, noun. Alternative term for voice in the wilderness
CRY INTO ONE'S BEER, verb. Alternative form of cry in one's beer
CRY LIKE A BABY, verb. (simile) (of an adult or older child) To bawl unabashedly and pitifully.
CRY LIKE A LITTLE GIRL, verb. (simile) (of an adult or older child) To bawl unabashedly and pitifully.
CRY OFF, verb. To cancel something that one has previously arranged with someone.
CRY ONE'S EYES OUT, verb. To weep for an elongated time, or in an excessive manner.
CRY ONE'S EYES OUT, verb. (idiomatic) To moan.
CRY OUT, verb. To shout in a loud voice, due to pain, or fear, or unhappiness.
CRY OUT AGAINST, verb. To complain strongly, usually as a group.
CRY OUT FOR, verb. To be in urgent need (of)
CRY OVER SPILT MILK, verb. To worry about unfortunate events which have already happened and which cannot be changed.
CRY SOMEONE A RIVER, verb. (idiomatic) (often sarcastic) To weep profusely or excessively in the presence of another person.
CRY SOMEONE A RIVER, verb. (idiomatic) (usually sarcastic) (by extension) To try to obtain the sympathy of another person by complaining or sniveling.
CRY THE BLUES, verb. (music) To sing in the style of blues music.
CRY THE BLUES, verb. (idiomatic) (by extension) To complain, especially in order to obtain sympathy for one's own purportedly sad situation.
CRY UNCLE, verb. (US) (idiomatic) To beg for mercy; to give up; to ask to stop (something painful or unbearable).
CRY UP, verb. To extol, praise.
CRY WOLF, verb. (idiomatic) To raise a false alarm; to constantly warn others about an imagined threat, thereby failing to get assistance when a real threat appears.

Dictionary definition

CRY, noun. A loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience".
CRY, noun. A loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate); "a cry of rage"; "a yell of pain".
CRY, noun. A slogan used to rally support for a cause; "a cry to arms"; "our watchword will be `democracy'".
CRY, noun. A fit of weeping; "had a good cry".
CRY, noun. The characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night".
CRY, verb. 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".
CRY, 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".
CRY, verb. 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".
CRY, verb. Proclaim or announce in public; "before we had newspapers, a town crier would cry the news"; "He cried his merchandise in the market square".
CRY, verb. Demand immediate action; "This situation is crying for attention".
CRY, verb. Utter a characteristic sound; "The cat was crying".
CRY, verb. Bring into a particular state by crying; "The little boy cried himself to sleep".

Wise words

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