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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.Weeping and crying cry yourself to sleep to cry for a long time until you start to sleepWeeping and crying

cry verb [I or T] (SHOUT)

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

cry

noun uk   /kraɪ/ us  

cry noun (SHOUT)

B1 [C] a loud, high sound that expresses an emotion: a cry of despairSounds made by humans with their mouths B1 [C] a shout made to attract people's attention: They were wakened by cries of "Fire!" from the next room.Shouting and screaming C2 [C] the noise that a bird or animal makes: an eagle's cryAnimal (non-human) sounds

cry noun (TEARS)

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