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weep

verb [I/T]  /wip/ ( past tense and past participle wept  /wept/) us  
to cry tears: [I] I could hear someone weeping.
Translations of “weep”
in Korean 울다…
in Arabic يَبْكي…
in French pleurer…
in Turkish ağlamak, göz yaşı dökmek…
in Italian piangere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 哭泣, 哭泣,流(淚)…
in Russian плакать…
in Polish płakać…
in Spanish llorar…
in Portuguese derramar lágrimas, chorar…
in German weinen…
in Catalan plorar…
in Japanese 涙を流す, 嘆き悲しむ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 哭泣, 哭泣,流(泪)…
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