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cry

verb [I/T]  us   /krɑɪ/

cry verb [I/T] (PRODUCE TEARS)

to produce tears as the result of a strong emotion, such as unhappiness or pain: [I] I heard someone crying in the next room.

cry verb [I/T] (SHOUT)

to call out or speak loudly: [T] "Help me!" he cried. [I] She cried out in pain as she fell.

cry

noun  us   /krɑɪ/

cry noun (PRODUCING TEARS)

[U] a period of strong emotion, such as unhappiness or pain, that results in producing tears: "Go on, have a good cry," he said.

cry noun (SHOUT)

[C] a loud call or shout: They were wakened by cries of "Fire!" [C] A cry is also the noise that a bird or animal makes: the cries of an eagle
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