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cry

verb [I or T] uk   /kraɪ/ us  

cry verb [I or T] (PRODUCE TEARS)

A2 to produce tears as the result of a strong emotion, such as unhappiness or pain: I could hear someone crying in the next room. "There, there, don't cry," she said. We all laughed until we cried. She cried bitter tears when she got the letter. He cried for joy when he heard that his son had been found alive and well. cry yourself to sleep to cry for a long time until you start to sleep

cry verb [I or T] (SHOUT)

B1 to call out loudly: [+ speech] "Look out!" she cried.

cry

noun uk   /kraɪ/ us  

cry noun (SHOUT)

B1 [C] a loud, high sound that expresses an emotion: a cry of despair B1 [C] a shout made to attract people's attention: They were wakened by cries of "Fire!" from the next room. C2 [C] the noise that a bird or animal makes: an eagle's cry

cry noun (TEARS)

[S] a period of crying: "Go on, have a good cry," he said, stroking her hair.
(Definition of cry from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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