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English definition of “crying”

crying

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈkraɪ.ɪŋ/ us  
very serious and needing urgent attention: There's a crying need for a better education system.

crying

noun [U] uk   /ˈkraɪ.ɪŋ/ us  
the act of crying, or the sound of someone crying: She could hear crying coming from the next room.
(Definition of crying from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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