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cry

 
Noun cry has 5 senses
  1. cry, outcry, call, yell, shout, vociferation - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
    --1 is a kind of utterance, vocalization
    --1 has particulars:
     bellow, bellowing, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, roar, roaring, yowl; blue murder; catcall; clamor, clamoring, clamour, clamouring, hue and cry; halloo; hoot; hosanna; noise; scream, screaming, shriek, shrieking, screech, screeching; whoop; war cry, war whoop, rallying cry, battle cry; yelling, shouting; yodel; boo, hoot, Bronx cheer, hiss, raspberry, razzing, snort, bird
    Derived form: verb cry1
  2. cry, yell - a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate); "a cry of rage"; "a yell of pain"
    --2 is a kind of utterance, vocalization
    --2 has particulars: complaint
    Derived form: verb cry1
  3. war cry, rallying cry, battle cry, cry, watchword - a slogan used to rally support for a cause; "a cry to arms"; "our watchword will be `democracy'"
    --3 is a kind of motto, slogan, catchword, shibboleth
  4. cry - a fit of weeping; "had a good cry"
    --4 is a kind of
    effusion, gush, outburst, blowup, ebullition
    Derived form: verb cry2
  5. cry - the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"
    --5 is a kind of
    sound
    --5 has particulars:
     baa; bark; bay; bleat; bray; cackle; caterwaul; caw; cheep, peep; cluck; coo; crow; gobble; growl, growling; honk; howl; meow, mew, miaou, miaow; moo; neigh, nicker, whicker, whinny; roar; yelp, yelping
    Derived form: verb cry6
Verb cry has 7 senses
  1. shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall - utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
    --1 is one way to utter, emit, let out, let loose
    Derived forms: noun cry2, noun cry1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  2. cry, weep - shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain; "She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death"; "The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs"
    --2 is one way to express emotion, express feelings
    Antonyms: laugh, express joy, express mirth
    Derived forms: noun cry4, noun crier1, noun crying1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  3. exclaim, cry, cry out, outcry, call out, shout - utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy; "`I won!' he exclaimed"; "`Help!' she cried"; "`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost"
    --3 is one way to express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to
    Sample sentence:
    They cry that there was a traffic accident
  4. cry, blazon out - proclaim or announce in public; "before we had newspapers, a town cryer would cry the news"; "He cried his merchandise in the market square"
    --4 is one way to announce, denote
    Derived forms: noun crier3, noun crier2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. cry - demand immediate action; "This situation is crying for attention"
    --5 is one way to
    want, need, require
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  6. cry - utter a characteristic sound; "The cat was crying"
    --6 is one way to
    utter, emit, let out, let loose
    Derived form: noun cry5
    Sample sentences:
    You can hear animals cry in the meadows
    The meadows cry with animals
  7. cry - bring into a particular state by crying; "The little boy cried himself to sleep"
    --7 is one way to
    change, alter, modify
    Derived form: noun crying1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
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