[n] a fit of weeping; "had a good cry"
[n] a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
[n] a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate); "a cry of rage"; "a yell of pain"
[n] a slogan used to rally support for a cause; "a cry to arms"
[n] the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"
[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"
[v] bring into a particular state by crying; "The little boy cried himself to sleep"
[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"
[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"
[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"
[v] utter a characteristic sound; "The cat was crying"
[v] demand immediate action; "This situation is crying for attention"
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