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cry (n):
a fit of weeping
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had a good cry
cry (n):
a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
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the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience
Related Words: calloutshoutyell
cry (n):
a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)
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a cry of rage.
a yell of pain

Related Words: yell
cry (n):
a slogan used to rally support for a cause
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a cry to arms.
our watchword will be `democracy'
cry (n):
the characteristic utterance of an animal
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animal cries filled the night
cry (v):
shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain
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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

Related Words: weep
cry (v):
bring into a particular state by crying
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The little boy cried himself to sleep
cry (v):
utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy
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`I won!' he exclaimed.
`Help!' she cried.
`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost

Related Words: exclaimshout
cry (v):
utter a sudden loud cry
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she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle.
I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me

Related Words: callhollerholloscreamshoutyell
cry (v):
proclaim or announce in public
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before we had newspapers, a town crier would cry the news.
He cried his merchandise in the market square
cry (v):
utter a characteristic sound
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The cat was crying
cry (v):
demand immediate action
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This situation is crying for attention
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