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"weep" in British English

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weepverb

uk   us   /wiːp/ (wept, wept)
  • weep verb (CRY)

C2 [I or T] literary to ​crytears: People in the ​street wept withjoy when ​peace was ​announced. He wept tears ofrage/​joy when he ​heard the ​news.UK She wept buckets (= ​cried a lot) when Paul ​left.

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weep
noun [S] uk   us   UK literary
It might ​help you to have a good weep.
(Definition of weep from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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weepverb [I/T]

 us   /wip/ (past tense and past participle wept  /wept/ )
to ​crytears: [I] I could ​hear someone weeping.
(Definition of weep from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “weep”
in Korean 울다…
in Arabic يَبْكي…
in Malaysian menangis, meratap…
in French pleurer…
in Russian плакать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 哭泣, 哭泣,流(淚)…
in Italian piangere…
in Turkish ağlamak, göz yaşı dökmek…
in Polish płakać…
in Spanish llorar…
in Vietnamese nhỏ nước mắt…
in Portuguese derramar lágrimas, chorar…
in Thai ร้องไห้…
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)…
in Indonesian menangis…
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